Nick Denton Says Gawker’s Standards of Publication Are Lower

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By Felicia Pride Comment

NBC News correspondent Jamie Gangel recently interviewed Gawker’s Nick Denton for Rock Center.

Gangel presented Denton with words most often used to describe Gawker to find out whether he agrees or not.

Here’s part of that exchange:

Snarky
Yeah

Sexual
Yeah

Nude photos of private parts
If it’s interesting

You report rumors, you don’t always check it out
Yeah

Shameless
Um…yes

Irresponsible
Defined by whom?

Mean
Mean…occasionally

When asked if there is any place he won’t go or if any subject is off limits, he said he doesn’t like to define the answer.

Denton argued that people need to wrap their head around the fact that web publishing is different.

Bottom line:  “…our standards of publication are lower.”

Watch part of the interview.

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