Here are few Monday stories you may have missed:
- Nick Denton outs Brian Williams as an obsessive Gawker reader (even on weekends).
- Sarah Lacy says her new site covering Silicon Valley startups is not beholden to the investors who funded it; Ryan Tate disagrees. She also says being a woman didn’t affect fundraising. “I experienced zero sexism during the process of raising money for PandoDaily.”
- Cindi Scoppe, the editor who wrote The State’s short-lived endorsement of Jon Huntsman, expresses her regrets to the Guardian: “It is rather like having gone through a courtship for some period of time and finally making love with a man, for him to suddenly turn around and say, ‘you know what, I think I’m gay’.”
- The first buyouts of 2012 are at the Chicago Tribune. The year’s first layoffs were in San Diego, Lawrence, Kan., Connecticut and Virginia.