Gawker Media managing editor Noah Robischon confirmed “the site leads of each are staying,” but couldn’t speak to the ultimate fate of freelancers employed by newly-sold GM blogs Gridskipper, Idolator, and Wonkette. “Gridskipper, as you know, employs a ton of freelancers,” he said by phone this morning, acknowledging that he couldn’t speak to their ultimate fate within the jettisoned blogs’ new homes.
With the sale of Wonkette smack-dab in the middle of an election season, where will Gawker Media readers go for political coverage?
“We’ll leave it to them,” Robischon said of outlets devoted to politics, adding that to his knowledge, plans for ramped-up political coverage elsewhere within Gawker Media aren’t in the works. “Will we be covering politics? I’m sure — we do already. But, there are no immediate plans for it [to increase in light of the Wonkette sale] that I’m aware of.”