Gossip site Gawker looks to turn over a new leaf
Yahoo! - 07/28/2015
Some immediate reactions were skeptical, amid questions on whether the site known for brash and unabashed reporting can be journalistically ethical.
“Their mission is to be as mean-spirited as they possibly can. That’s been the Gawker brand from the beginning,” said Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University.
Last week, Tommy Craggs, the executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, quit because of the site’s managing partners’ decision to delete the controversial post.
The decision to delete the article, which purportedly exposed a senior media executive’s efforts to contact a high-priced escort, had divided the Gawker staff.