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6 hrs ago | JD Supra

New York District Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Interns

These are all recent headlines from various blogs run by Gawker Media with names like "Gawker," "Jezebel," and "io9."


Related Topix: Blog News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Deadspin is Crowdsourcing a Police Shooting Database

As part of its coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, following the police shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, Deadspin , the hugely popular Gawker Media-affiliated sports and pop culture website, is asking its readers to help crowdsource information on police shootings from 2011-2013.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Jalopnik Film Festival Announces Panel Of Volvo Cars Short Film Judges For 2nd Annual Film Festival

The esteemed Volvo Cars Short Film panel will be comprised of One of the core brands in The Gawker Media Group, Jalopnik is one of the largest car enthusiast publications in the world with over eight million global uniques, covering everything from the latest automotive news to developments in aviation and military technology.



We Have Met the Twit and He Is Us

It's hard to know what to say about what happened with Twitter last week after the tragic suicide of Robin Williams.


Big News

Jezebel calls out Gawker media for ignoring rape gif problem

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Canada Online Explorer

Porn prompts Gawker to revamp comments section

A barrage of "violent pornography" and "gory images of bloody injuries" on feminist blog Jezebel has prompted Gawker Media to change its commenting system.


Internet Trolls, Sexism, and Rape Threats: What Women Face Online

While Twitter overflowed with eulogies about Robin Williams following his tragic suicide, his daughter Zelda found her account attacked by gruesome fabricated images of his death and hostile misogynistic tweets blaming her for his suicide.


Related Topix: Twitter

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

Trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter and Twitter (finally) gets real on harassment

The UpTake: Twitter promised to go after the trolls on its network after the appalling treatment of Zelda Williams, but it has been a long time coming.


American Journalism Review

Will newspapers eventually stop using job titles like "editor" and "reporter?"

Capital New York * One of Gawker Media's own sites - Jezebel - criticized the company for not being aggressive enough against anonymous commenters posting violent videos on Jezebel.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, BuzzFeed, Journalism

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Globe and Mail

Rape GIFs and the pernicious problem of sexist online trolls

This 2011 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Happy Feet Two, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Twitter

Silicon Alley Insider

Gawker Media Responds To Violent Imagery Problem: We're Changing Our Comment System

Gawker Media higher-ups found themselves under the microscope Monday after Jezebel staffers publicly called them out in a memo , saying they haven't done anything to rectify a months-long problem where anonymous accounts leave graphic and violent imagery in the comments of Jezebel blog posts.


Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Nation

Jezebel's Porn Problem and the Price of Social Media

Yesterday the staff of Jezebel revealed that they and their readers have, for the past several months, been deluged by violent rape Gifs courtesy of trollish commenters.


Related Topix: Journalism, US News, Liberal Political News

The Daily Caller

Was Benny Johnson Merely BuzzFeed's Fall Guy?

Sure, BuzzFeed 's head honchos made the decision to let Benny Johnson go with heavy hearts.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Journalism, Conservative Political News, US News


How the BuzzFeed Investment Makes Facebook Even More Powerful, What...

How the BuzzFeed Investment Makes Facebook Even More Powerful, What It's Like To Like Everything and More Morning #Mustreads BuzzFeed has $50 million in new funds, courtesy of Facebook board member Marc Andreessen's VC firm.


Submissions for Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival Now Being Accepted

Jalopnik announced that it will hold the second annual Jalopnik Film Festival this November.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Rush, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Senna

Mon Aug 11, 2014


How Indifferent Corporations Help Sexist Internet Trolls Thrive

The Internet can be an ugly place. But that ugliness is not equally distributed - indeed, it's disturbingly more likely to mirror and even intensify the social inequality that exists in the real world.



Its Kinja commenting platform is the future of Gawker, but also a thorn in the side of its writers

Gawker founder Nick Denton has said that the Kinja commenting platform is a key part of the future of his media empire, but a group of his writers took to the Jezebel blog to complain that it makes it easier for commenters to post abusive messages Gawker founder Nick Denton has repeatedly said the future of his media empire rests in large part on ... (more)


The Washington Post

The cost of doing feminist journalism

In a remarkable post published midday on Monday , the staff of Jezebel, the women's publication that is part of the Gawker Media network, accused their parent company of indifference towards the staff and readers of Jezebel.


Related Topix: Journalism, Entertainment, Television

The Stranger

Jezebel: 'We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It'

For months, an individual or individuals has been using anonymous, untraceable burner accounts to post gifs of violent pornography in the discussion section of stories on Jezebel.


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival encourages Filmmakers to submit ASAP

Jalopnik announced that it will hold the second annual Jalopnik Film Festival this November.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Rush, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies


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