Mediaite Turns 1

By Betsy Rothstein 

Today is Mediaite’s 1st birthday.
Watch the anniversary video below.

Mediaite Founder Dan Abrams looks back on the funny reactions people had to the name of his website: “It is hard to believe its been a full year since our newbie website with the awkward-sounding name was welcomed to the blogosphere with accolades such as “sounds vaguely medicinal, like something you’d give to a toddler suffering diarrhea” (Slate), or “no one really cares about the business and personalities behind the media” (Fast Company), or my personal favorite, “Mediaite feels a bit doomed.” (Daily Finance). Ah, yes – that honeymoon period was so sweet. We all love to curl up with the scrapbook and reminisce about the early days.”