After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign…
Following a day-long auction against the online publisher Ziff Davis, the media conglomerate Univision is buying Gawker Media’s assets—including Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, and Lifehacker—for $135 million. However, the fate of the company’s flagship website, Gawker.com, remains unclear.
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Some bittersweet news:
Gawker Media is looking for a few brave interns to help us with our beloved commenting system and our sites' online communities. The interns will have behind-the-scenes administrative tasks and quality oversight under direction by our Community Manager.
Today: A reminder and a rundown of the commenting policy on Jezebel.
In the spirit of holiday house-cleaning, it's time for a crash course in comments etiquette. What can you do? What should you never do? Some answers, after the jump.
Okay, it's that time, and there's no gentle way to put it, so here goes: As some have heard, budget restructuring has resulted in cutbacks at most of the Gawker Media sites. Including this one.
Later this afternoon, the look of the Jezebel homepage will be undergoing some cosmetic surgery. Major cosmetic surgery.