TaglineGawker Media's sports news success story
Year Founded2005
Type or CoverageSports
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)Shared Corporate Staff
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsGawker Media
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffTommy Craggs
Principal StaffTom Scocca
Principal StaffAJ Daulerio
DescriptionFor Deadspin the impish sports wing of the Gawker empire the presence of a pink gorilla at a hotel meeting between Tommy Craggs a Deadspin senior editor and John Walsh ESPN’s executive vice president for content must have felt like a crowning achievement. The site made its name most recently by publishing pictures of Brett Favre’s genitalia but has also long been a thorn in the media giant’s side reproducing drunken pictures of several of its television personalities while also relentlessly mocking Grantland ESPN’s latest venture. The gorilla in fact had been planted by Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio while Craggs was interviewing for a job with Grantland one he ultimately did not get. “A source close to the situation reports that Craggs is fine with the turn of events” Daulerio wrote shortly after the incident.
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