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Topic: gawker

WWE Fires Hulk Hogan as Sex Tape Reportedly Reveals Racist Comments

Iconic wrestler tweets that he's 'in the storm'

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…

Gawker Editors Quit, Saying Advertiser Pressure Led to Controversial Post Being Pulled

Tommy Craggs, Max Read resign

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…

Gawker Staffers 'Condemn' Management's Decision to Remove Post Outing CFO

'Unprecedented breach of the firewall'

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…

Gawker Removes Gossip Item That Outed Condé Nast CFO

Lena Dunham, Glenn Greenwald among the critics

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…

'Food Babe' Debacle Underscores Crisis of Credibility Surrounding What We Eat

Who will consumers trust—bloggers or brands?

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…

PR Giant Edelman Apologizes for Calling Robin Williams' Death an 'Opportunity'

But says blog post on sparking mental health discussion will remain live

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…

Jack Daniel’s Taps Digital Photo-Sharing to Target Weekend Warriors

Gives away Lollapalooza 2015 grand prize trip

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,…

Can Whisper Be the Platform for Social Whistle-Blowing?

More than just a teen hangout

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…

King of Web Traffic Neetzan Zimmerman Explains His Plans for Whisper

Exposing secrets at the government level

Says he's 'Exposing Secrets at the Government Level'

Business Insider Chief Technology Officer Ousted Over Crude Tweets

Sexist comments come back to bite exec

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…

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