“Gawker has always had an attraction to the juicy, messy, dramatic story… Maybe then it’s appropriate the site would live, and ultimately be shuttered, in a fashion as dramatic as any Gawker story.”
Power in the Media
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2016 has been a turbulent year for the media. Resting between technologies like Facebook and ad blockers that threaten its livelihood, and a polarizing election that’s raised questions about its integrity and equivalence, journalism finds itself locked in a power struggle for attention, impact, and sustainability. At this year’s Transition, Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, joined us on stage for a candid talk about Gawker’s own rise and downfall, and what it means for the broader direction of the media. Watch Nick and Felix’s full conversation about the Gawker lawsuit, Peter Thiel, and the relationship between power, influence, platforms, and the media.
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