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Splinter Shuts Down Digital News Operation As 2020 Election Cycle Revs Up

Splinter, the left-leaning news site that in many respects succeeded Gawker after that digital brand’s legal meltdown, is closing down.

Seven employees who are members of the Gizmodo Media Group’s union were laid off as a result of the move, but they are expected to shift to roles at other sites within the company. 455 more words

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Jack and Hal each sat in their own large, padded chairs. Pop-Off, Gawker, and TwoBit sat on one of the elongated couches, set almost parallel to where Jack and Hal were seated. 3,551 more words

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Bustle Digital Shelves Gawker Relaunch, Lays Off Site's Staff

Gawker.com will remain in limbo: The reboot of the news and gossip site, now three years dormant, will not be going forward as planned, at least for now. 508 more words


Thomas Gilbert Jr., Accused of Killing Father Over Allowance, Reappears Ahead of Trial

There are the types of crimes and interpersonally complicated murders that inspire long-winded podcasts, and then there are the types of killings that are just sad: truncated and disturbing tales of people who spiral out of control and reach the point of no return. 410 more words


The Brain-Based Truth of Donald Trump’s Social Dominance

Although everyone is arguing with everyone else about everything—especially everything involving presidential politics, no one argues about whether Donald Trump can work a room, work up an audience, and dominate a news cycle. 1,770 more words

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Univision Finalizes Sale Of Former Gawker Portfolio And The Onion To Private Equity Firm Great Hill Partners

Univision has completed the sale of assets comprising Gizmodo Media Group — the portfolio once known for Gawker — as well as The Onion to private equity firm Great Hill Partners. 324 more words

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