Iconic wrestler tweets that he's 'in the storm'
By Christopher Heine on Jul. 24, 2015 - 10:38 AM EDT
UPDATE: World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan—whose legal name is Terry Bollea—after an audiotape of the pro wresting icon making racist comments surfaced Friday. "WWE terminated its contract with Terry…
Tommy Craggs, Max Read resign
By Tim Baysinger on Jul. 20, 2015 - 1:25 PM EDT
This morning, Tommy Craggs, executive editor at Gawker Media, and the website's editor in chief, Max Read, resigned from their posts over the decision to remove a controversial story about…
'Unprecedented breach of the firewall'
By Chris Ariens on Jul. 17, 2015 - 9:41 PM EDT
Gawker editorial staffers are speaking out over management's decision to take down a post that outed the CFO of publishing powerhouse Condé Nast. The story, based on an anonymous source, reported…
Lena Dunham, Glenn Greenwald among the critics
By Tim Baysinger on Jul. 17, 2015 - 12:54 PM EDT
Gawker removed a story this afternoon that had caused an uproar across social media. While the story has been removed, reader comments at the landing page still exist. The news and…
Who will consumers trust—bloggers or brands?
By Patrick Coffee on Apr. 15, 2015 - 3:44 PM EDT
Gawker recently turned food marketers' heads with a 2,500-word takedown of blogger, dietary guru and anti-GMO activist Vani Hari, aka "Food Babe." Author Yvette d'Entremont, who started a rival blog…
But says blog post on sparking mental health discussion will remain live
By David Griner on Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:40 AM EDT
Edelman is usually tapped with helping brands avoid or disentangle themselves from public backlash, but the global PR firm instead found itself in the hot seat this week. At issue was…
Gives away Lollapalooza 2015 grand prize trip
By Lauren Johnson on Jun. 3, 2014 - 1:05 PM EDT
Jack Daniel’s is launching a digital summer campaign this week that turns photos uploaded via mobile devices and social media into sweepstakes entries. Dubbed Summer Swarm, the campaign pushes Tennessee Honey,…
More than just a teen hangout
By Emma Bazilian on Jan. 19, 2014 - 9:31 PM EST
Specs Who Neetzan Zimmerman Age 32 New gig Editor in chief of Whisper Old gig Senior editor at Gawker What does the editor in chief of Whisper do, exactly? Right now, we’re looking at 3 billion…
Exposing secrets at the government level
Jan 17, 2014, 4:34 PM EST
Says he's 'Exposing Secrets at the Government Level'
Sexist comments come back to bite exec
By David Taintor on Sep. 10, 2013 - 12:02 PM EDT
Take this as a reminder to think before you tweet. Business Insider chief technology officer Pax Dickinson has been ousted after a series of crude tweets—including disparaging comments about women—came under…