Gawker paid 'low four figures' for O'Donnell one-night stand story

Gawker.com || Forbes.com || Upshot || The Awl
How credible is the author? "We verified any of the facts he provided us with to feel really comfortable that this was all legit," says Gawker editor Remy Stern. || Michael Calderone rounds up reaction to the piece. || Nick Denton: "The scoop is an example of brilliant packaging." || How the O'Donnell story is affecting Gawker's traffic.

  • 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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