Conflicts of Interest Between Vox Media and Gawker

Jun 11th, 2016
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  1. (((Summary)))
  2. Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, was an early investor in Curbed, a site which Vox Media acquired in 2013. Since 2013, there have been multiple instances in which both Gawker Media and Vox Media have covered each other without mentioning this financial tie.
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  5. (((Sources for Gawker/Vox Financial Connection)))
  6. Denton was an early investor in Curbed, which was founded by former Gawker editor Lockhart Steele. When Vox acquired Curbed in 2013, Denton’s stake in Curbed became a stake in Vox. At the time of the acquisition, Denton’s stake in Vox was valued at $150,000, though it’s likely worth much more now.
  7. [http://archive.is/ffoxo#selection-7523.243-7523.281]
  9. GRIDSKIPPER isn't going far: it's being taken over by Curbed, the network founded by Lockhart Steele, in which Gawker Media is a shareholder.
  10. [http://archive.is/Vh3CI#selection-781.3-781.144]
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  13. (((COIs from Vox Media)))
  14. "Gawker's bankruptcy doesn't mean the end of Gawker" by Timothy B. Lee [http://archive.is/BtMjp]
  15. "The Gawker meltdown, explained" by Alex Abad-Santos [http://archive.is/6oWga]
  16. "Agree with Peter Thiel or not, Gawker acted irresponsibly by outing gay people for years" by German Lopez [http://archive.is/JHr7Y]
  17. "#GamerGate's scary plan to wipe Gawker Media from the face of the Earth" by Todd VanDerWerff [http://archive.is/OI345]
  18. "Gawker was irresponsible, but the precedent Peter Thiel is setting is dangerous" by Ezra Klein [http://archive.is/1za7o]
  19. "Even Gawker haters should fear the strategy Peter Thiel is using to destroy Gawker" by Timothy B. Lee [http://archive.is/fqvkL]
  20. "Vox Sentences: Peter Thiel 1, Gawker Chapter 11" by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews [http://archive.is/bZNek]
  21. "Gawker Media: Pro-choice ads are too controversial for us" by Sarah Kliff [http://archive.is/O1tvY]
  25. (((COIs from Gawker)))
  26. [http://archive.is/rP4Gp]
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