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Gawker Media dumps Wonkette

I missed this story completely. Must have been the crazy Amazon thing that made me pass over this. Gawker Media, the owner of several blogs such as the science fiction/fantasy blog io9 and one of my favorite tech blogs: Gizmodo, decided to sell off Idolator to Buzzne; Gridskipper to Curbed, and Wonkette to its current manager.

Nick Denton, owner of Gawker Media, has been lauded (despite being a prize asshole apparently) for actually making money off of internet content when no one else has. The fact that Denton is now selling off one of his flagship sites, Wonkette, has the traditional media in a tizzy. After all, Wonkette gets over a million monthly unique visitors (as a comparison, Dear Author 56,609 unique visitors in March) and if Nick Denton can’t make money off of Wonkette, can any internet news medium?

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Angela
    Apr 23, 2008 @ 22:58:17

    Huh! Wonkette? really? I used to visit that site a few years ago.

  2. Sherry Thomas
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 08:33:48

    I probably counted for 2 of DA’s unique visitors in March since I was using 2 laptops. :-)

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