TaglinePioneers of Internet snark branch out toward general interest news
Year Founded2003
Type or CoverageGeneral
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)Shared Corporate Staff
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsGawker Network; Content sharing with Talking Points Memo.
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffNick Denton
Principal StaffRemy Stern
DescriptionThe rise of Gawker has been well-documented. Founded by Nick Denton in 2003 as “the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip” the site’s urbane tone of bemusement in line with the old Spy coupled with the Internet’s ability to feature near-instant commentary on events turned the site into a quick widely imitated success. But the current version of Gawker barely resembles the 2003 publication as the entire site has shifted its identity away from New York and into the national landscape.
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