Hulk Hogan Wrestles With Gawker Lawsuit

Hulk Hogan Wrestles With Gawker Lawsuit

By Ellisha Rader Mannering February 19, 2014

Hulk Hogan recently filed a lawsuit against the tabloid website Gawker after the site released an article and short video clip of Hogan and the wife of one of his friends having sex. Although the video was grainy and less …

Hulk Hogan: Gawker Violates Court Order Hulk Hogan: Gawker Violates Court Order

Hulk Hogan and his lawyers filed a motion to hold Gawker in contempt of court for disobeying a court order to remove an article about the infamous Hulk Hogan sex tape. Again, that’s the article, not just the video. The …

Gawker And BuzzFeed Go Down, Turn To Tumblr Gawker And BuzzFeed Go Down, Turn To Tumblr

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data …

Hulk Hogan Settles One Lawsuit, Battles Another Hulk Hogan Settles One Lawsuit, Battles Another
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Hulk Hogan has settled his lawsuit against his former best friend, “Bubba the Love Sponge”–real name Todd Clem–for undisclosed terms, saying he’s happy Clem finally acknowledged that Hogan was unaware he was being filmed having sex with Clem’s ex-wife. In …

Fox News Mole Tweets About His Encounter With The DA Fox News Mole Tweets About His Encounter With The DA

You remember that former Fox News employee that was doing recon for Gawker, right? Well, it appears that Fox News was serious about pursuing legal action. “Fox Mole” Joe Muto was apparently served with a search warrant this morning, according …

Fox Mole Fired, Says He'll Keep Writing Fox Mole Fired, Says He'll Keep Writing

Former Fox News employee Joe Muto was recently busted for releasing information about the network in columns he wrote anonymously for Gawker, prompting his dismissal from the company. But Muto says the firing only helps his case, because now he’s …

Facebook Okay With Art Nudes, But Not Moose Knuckles Facebook Okay With Art Nudes, But Not Moose Knuckles
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The next time you feel like photoshopping a blown-apart head of one of your enemies and then uploading it to Facebook, the site moderators are perfectly fine with that – just make sure that the picture doesn’t actually depict any …

Gawker Redesign a Success? Gawker Redesign a Success?

As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in …

Gawker Traffic Reportedly Down 25% Following Design Changes

A lot of sites have been experiencing major crises in traffic over the last week or so since Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at low quality content. Gawker has been hit with a similar problem, but for an entirely different reason.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton revealed today that the company’s traffic is down by nearly a quarter as a result of the recent widely publicized redesign. 

Gawker Attack Sends Ripples Throughout the Web
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I can’t remember the last time we’ve seen so many hacking (and related) stories in the news, particularly in which so many big name brands were affected in such a short amount of time. Last week, of course the big stories were about "Anonymous" taking down MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, etc. 

Sean Salisbury (Allegedly) Threatens to Sue Gawker-Owned Deadspin
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Update: Deadspin has posted yet another set of messages from Salisbury, who claims he is finally finished sending them. In the latest set, he talks about how he wanted his messages off the record and not posted on the site, but then changes his mind.

Defamer Now Part of Gawker

At the end of 2008, it was announced that Consumers Union, publishers of Consumer Reports was acquiring Consumerist.com from Nick Denton’s Gawker Media. Gawker has now dropped its Defamer.com site as its own entity and rolled it into Gawker.com as the site’s "column from Hollywood."

Consumer Reports Buys Gawker’s Consumerist
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Consumer Reports publisher Consumers Union has acquired Consumerist.com from Nick Denton’s Gawker Media. Consumerist.com will operate independently of Consumer Reports publications, and will reside under a new non-profit entity called Consumer Media LLC.

Googling Sarah Palin
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 OK folks. Everyone knows that John McCain has choose theAlaska governor Sarah Palin. I am not posting today to discuss if this was a good choice or not. If she is or is not ready for the job. If she has to much baggage or not.

2008 Could Be a Bad year for Content Quality

The web levels the playing field, allowing individuals to compete with larger corporations, largely through the smaller players making dirt public and launching viral marketing campaigns around issues. Because there is a publisher publishing every opinion and angle, it is easy to discount just about everything, especially attempts for new market participants to become remarkable.

Paying Writers Based on Traffic

It may be a new year, but we’re still talking (well, some of us are anyway) about an old issue: namely, the idea of paying writers based on the traffic they get.

The focus of the debate right now is Gawker, where Nick Denton has apparently started paying his bloggers based in part on how many views their posts get. This one has been around for awhile, but now it’s official thanks to a memo on (Gawker-owned) Valleywag.

More Blogs & Journalism Discussion

Scott Karp makes a good point in a post about Nick Denton taking the helm at Gawker again (something I also wrote about on earlier). It’s pretty much the same thing I’ve been saying over and over when I talk to companies — including media companies — about blogs and social media. Let me say it again: Blogs are just a publishing system.