Denton's cultural impact greatly exceeds his Gawker Media revenues of $15M-$20M a year

New Yorker
More from Ben McGrath's piece on Gawker founder Nick Denton (left):
* "Gawker is one of those things which, like neighborhoods, are never as good as when you first discovered them. What it is selling, essentially, is a pose of knowing, cool detachment."
* He publishes a popular blog about cars, but doesn’t own one. He shuns the Hamptons, and is dismissive of the Upper East Side charity scene.
* Denton recently split up with his boyfriend of four years, an African-American conceptual artist who made a show of hating bloggers and blogging.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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