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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Republicans and the "Weaker Sex"

This article, even if it is from WONKETTE, is the best depiction of how Republicans view the nature of womanhooda "Not too bright and a bit too rebellious.

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Related Topix: US News

12 hrs ago | Columbia Journalism Review

Earthquake 'data' doesn't add up

On Sunday, the San Jose Mercury-News unveiled the first in a series of stories about how California's foster children are receiving untested behavioral drugs at a way higher rate than children nationwide.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Journalism, Marketing, Ferguson, MO

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Forbes.com

General Motors' OnStar Hits Another Milestone With New App

I'm a Detroit-based writer covering all aspects of the American automotive industry, car culture and various issues and cultural shifts in the region.

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Related Topix: OnStar, Manufacturing, Automakers, General Motors

Business Journal

How Zoe Quinn's - Depression Quest' changed the way gaming is reported

The UpTake: An Internet-wide attack on one game developer has led to a policy change at one of the most influential gaming blogs.

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Related Topix: Blog News

The Daily Beast

Will the Web Ever Be Safe for Women?

The editors of the feminist blog Jezebel had to publicly call out their employers at Gawker Media for refusing to permanently ban commenters who spammed the site with animated images of rape and sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Twitter

Wed Aug 27, 2014

JD Supra

Court 'Certifies' Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action

After more than a year of litigation , former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WebProNews

Quentin Tarantino's Teaser Trailer Leaked Online

Quentin Tarantino can't keep anything private. A teaser for the director's film The Hateful Eight has been leaked online.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Pulp Fiction, Drama Movies, Arts, Cinema, Thriller, Action Movies

Thu Aug 21, 2014

JD Supra

New York District Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Interns

These are all recent headlines from various blogs run by Gawker Media with names like "Gawker," "Jezebel," and "io9."

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Related Topix: Blog News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Deadspin is Crowdsourcing a Police Shooting Database

As part of its coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, following the police shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, Deadspin , the hugely popular Gawker Media-affiliated sports and pop culture website, is asking its readers to help crowdsource information on police shootings from 2011-2013.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KXVO

Jalopnik Film Festival Announces Panel Of Volvo Cars Short Film Judges For 2nd Annual Film Festival

The esteemed Volvo Cars Short Film panel will be comprised of One of the core brands in The Gawker Media Group, Jalopnik is one of the largest car enthusiast publications in the world with over eight million global uniques, covering everything from the latest automotive news to developments in aviation and military technology.

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Re/code

We Have Met the Twit and He Is Us

It's hard to know what to say about what happened with Twitter last week after the tragic suicide of Robin Williams.

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Big News Network.com

Jezebel calls out Gawker media for ignoring rape gif problem

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Canada Online Explorer

Porn prompts Gawker to revamp comments section

A barrage of "violent pornography" and "gory images of bloody injuries" on feminist blog Jezebel has prompted Gawker Media to change its commenting system.

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Uprisingradio.org

Internet Trolls, Sexism, and Rape Threats: What Women Face Online

While Twitter overflowed with eulogies about Robin Williams following his tragic suicide, his daughter Zelda found her account attacked by gruesome fabricated images of his death and hostile misogynistic tweets blaming her for his suicide.

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Related Topix: Twitter

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

Trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter and Twitter (finally) gets real on harassment

The UpTake: Twitter promised to go after the trolls on its network after the appalling treatment of Zelda Williams, but it has been a long time coming.

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American Journalism Review

Will newspapers eventually stop using job titles like "editor" and "reporter?"

Capital New York * One of Gawker Media's own sites - Jezebel - criticized the company for not being aggressive enough against anonymous commenters posting violent videos on Jezebel.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, BuzzFeed, Journalism

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Globe and Mail

Rape GIFs and the pernicious problem of sexist online trolls

This 2011 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Happy Feet Two, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Twitter

Silicon Alley Insider

Gawker Media Responds To Violent Imagery Problem: We're Changing Our Comment System

Gawker Media higher-ups found themselves under the microscope Monday after Jezebel staffers publicly called them out in a memo , saying they haven't done anything to rectify a months-long problem where anonymous accounts leave graphic and violent imagery in the comments of Jezebel blog posts.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Nation

Jezebel's Porn Problem and the Price of Social Media

Yesterday the staff of Jezebel revealed that they and their readers have, for the past several months, been deluged by violent rape Gifs courtesy of trollish commenters.

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Related Topix: Journalism, US News, Liberal Political News

The Daily Caller

Was Benny Johnson Merely BuzzFeed's Fall Guy?

Sure, BuzzFeed 's head honchos made the decision to let Benny Johnson go with heavy hearts.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Journalism, Conservative Political News, US News

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