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    • “The Creative Underclass”
    • Gawker.com Blogging Since 2002 • Started by Nick Denton of New York, owner of blogs Jezebel, Wonkette, Defamer and Valleywag
    • • Began as a critique of New York’s top writers and editors, such as Anna Wintour • Transformed into a media blog around 2004 incorporating celebrity news and sightings • Recently made another transformation to include “mainstream” news stories, rather than only gossip-column fodder
    • • Used to consider themselves anti- establishment, coining them the “creative underclass” of New York by New York Times • Reactions to Gawker’s “Stir-the-Turd” method of Journalism can garner the site up to half a million views each day • Underpaid writers (as little as $30,000/yr)
    • NO ONE is off limits (except former employees) *Choire Sicha *Josh Stein *Emily Gould *Elizabeth Spiers *Jessica Coen *Former editors/bloggers
    • Julia Allison Star Magazine “Editor-at-Large” Gawker “Pinup Girl”
    • “Think of Gawker as New York Times Sunday Styles, but with a much lower threshold for a story.” -Nick Denton
    • Secret Eminem Sex Tape…With No Sex NBC‟s Embarrassing Gold Mine Does Suge Knight Have a Sarah Palin‟s Personal Emails LiLo Dumps SamRo Via Reality Show or Not? Oprah Defends Her Sex School Twitter Julia Allison Husband Only Dude On Wants to Make Rachel Ray‟s I Don‟t Smoke PotBreath Diane Sawyer‟s Stank VooDoo And No, “Fuck You Doesn‟t Prefer „Swallow‟ Money” Like All Great Presidents, Earth Who Tom & Katie Are Here Foreverand Obama Has a Terrible Embarrassing Brother Typical Texas Principal Paris Hilton Engaged to Future Encourages Student Cage Fights Ex-Fiance