Apr 23 2008
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?