Taylor Berman · 01/13/15 05:08PM

What We're Thankful for This Year

Gawker Staff · 11/27/14 08:30AM

Thanksgiving, America's national pre-Black Friday ritual, has its origins as a celebration of harvest bounty and an opportunity to reflect on the things and people for which we're thankful. This is what the staff of Gawker is thankful for. What about you?

J.K. Trotter · 07/24/14 03:00PM

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J.K. Trotter · 07/23/14 11:31AM

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Nope, Fox News Really Did Shove Shepard Smith Back Into the Closet

J.K. Trotter · 05/05/14 03:00PM

Last week, Gawker reported that, in the summer of 2013, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the events, Fox News executives had retaliated against star anchor Shepard Smith because he had voiced his desire to come out as gay. Fox News called the report “100% false and a complete fabrication,” and pointed out—directly and through cooperative reporters—what it thought were discrepancies in our account.

Job: Staff Illustrator/Designer

Jim Cooke · 04/03/14 05:00PM

See that generic stock photo at the top of this post? We like to avoid this. So we're looking to fill a position for a staff illustrator/designer.

Welcome to Group Chats

Max Read · 03/13/14 08:33AM

"Group chats," the newest design iteration of Gawker Media LLC's proprietary Kinja® blog-platform technology, are now live on Gawker, and will be rolled out across the Gawker Media network by the end of the day. Read on for more.

The 10 Least Popular Gawker Posts of 2013, by Traffic

John Cook · 12/30/13 11:45AM

Wow, you guys missed some... OK stuff. These are the 10 least-read Gawker posts of the year, ranked by pageviews. Give them another chance! And what do you have against Nelson Mandela, international news, terrible music, and former Gawker editorial fellow Maggie Lange? (The Lanny Davis thing, we get.)

The Best Gawker Posts of 2013

John Cook · 12/27/13 09:00AM

Our best work here at Gawker is not always our most popular. Sometimes those two indicia—popularity and quality—are negatively correlated, and sometimes they're aligned. It's a crapshoot. Below, you will find the a list of the best stuff we came up with over the past 12 months. It's a grab-bag of searing criticism, straight dirt, personal assaults, intense narrative journalism, dark essays, a dead dog, jokes we couldn't get out of our heads until we put them on the site, gag headlines, and screaming goats. We hate to disappoint the loyal readers who expect, as one wag recently put it, "the short newsy posts typical of Gawker." But this is the stuff the staff was really into.

The Year in Bears

Taylor Berman · 12/12/13 02:22PM

Bears! Sure, 2013 is technically the Year of the Deer, but what would the past 12 months have been without's groundbreaking bear coverage? Answer: Not much. So as Gawker Media's premier source for all news bear-related, we're proud to present: The Year in Bears, 2013 Edition.

Reader Poll: Big Letters in Headlines or little letters in headlines?

John Cook · 07/24/13 04:05PM

A debate is raging here at Gawker Media: Should we, as a suite of web sites, maintain (with one exception) our current adherence to the grand American newspapering tradition of Headlines that Capitalize the First Letter of Each Significant Word? Or should we crumble before the creeping Europeanization of our culture and adopt the global norm of headlines that, casually, Capitalize only the first letter? What say you?

Wikileaks Is Back. Goddammit.

Adrian Chen · 06/24/13 02:55PM

Where's Edward Snowden? As I write this, only a handful of people know exactly the location of the world famous NSA whistleblower, after he apparently ditched his flight from Moscow to Cuba last night. One of those people is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Snowden is "safe and healthy" and his "spirits are high," Assange told reporters begging for any scrap of information on a conference call this morning. It is this secret knowledge that has paradoxically thrust Assange's anti-secrecy outlet back into the media spotlight after a long period of decline. Now there's hints of another massive leak. Wikileaks is back, God help us all.