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Gawker Media lays off 19 of its 133 editorial employees

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    It's not just newspapers. Gawker is laying off 19 people from its various sites, and suspending bonus payments (which apparently make up 30 percent of their pay). It seems strange because, unlike papers, advertising there is booming, up 30 percent. And they're actually hiring 10 people for the more popular sites. Confusing. The main lesson might be that Gawker just has too many sites.

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/10/gawker-media-laying-off-19-workers.php#more
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So it's a net layoff of just nine, since they're hiring 10 for the more popular sites?

    Why didn't that memo mention Fleshbot?
     
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Was Deadspin's Clay Travis one of the downsized? He's moving from associate editor to a part-time gig as the site's CFB writer.

    http://deadspin.com/5058781/announcement-meet-your-new-college-football-writer
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    It does: "Fleshbot manages to be classy and filthy at the same time."
     
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I want that to be my epitaph.
     
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