Gawker is going to become a politics site, and that means some layoffs. This is a big shift for a site that has been known for covering New York, media, and culture more broadly – though politics has always been a portion. In an internal memo leaked to The Awl, Gawker Media’s executive editor John Cook writes, “Gawker will focus intensely on politics, broadly considered, and the 2016 campaign.”The site “will take a Daily Show approach to covering the ever-intensifying culture wars, documenting, satirizing, and reporting on the ways that political disputes are refracted in every aspect of our popular culture.” This change comes after a summer of personnel shakeups at Gawker, which began when a controversial post outing a media executive was scrubbed from the site. The internal turmoil that followed saw the departure of a string of editors and writers. But beyond Gawker’s shift toward politics, there will be other changes to Gawker Media more generally. Here is what we know so far, according to the New York Times and the leaked memo: About 10 people will lose their jobs, but an equal number will be created. Gawker is abandoning plans to license its content management system, Kinja…. Read full this story
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