Gawker Circling Peninsula

A Blog Soup: I have heard now from a few very reliable people that Gawker Media, that powerhouse of blogging created by Nick Denton, is getting ready to launch a new site. It will, apparently, be a gossip/news blog focusing on the Silicon Valley tech scene.
Allegedly, the man picked to edit the site will be none other than our beloved Nick Douglas of Blogebrity fame. That is all the more poingant as I recall having an IM with Kyle Bunch, the publisher of Blogebrity, a while back where he lamented his inability to offer Nick any reasonable money as editor of Blogebrity. I was heaping praise on Nick, and Kyle agreed he was doing a wonderful job. His concern was that Nick might start getting offers to go elsewhere before Kyle could adequately, and with desire, pay Nick what he deserved.
It appears that Kyle’s worries about those possibilities are now well grounded.
[via Random Culture]
[UPDATE] Original Gawker editrix Elizabeth Spiers is hoping to give her old employer a much-needed run for its money. Spiers will launch, a Wall Street gossip blog, in March. If it’s successful, look for Spiers to spin off sister sites just like Gawker Media boss Nick Denton did. The Alabama native, who quit her last job as editor-in-chief of to finish her novel, “And They All Die in the End” (out next year from Simon & Schuster), has some unlikely inspiration in her new digs at lead investor Carter Burden’s TriBeCa offices: an oil painting of former Journey frontman Steve Perry with the caption, “To Protect and to Rock.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.