71 posts and columns on Nick Denton
The only real difference between Facebook and Tumblr is that the former achieved escape velocity before the founder was diluted — and neutered.
… Peretti’s craving for the quick viral fix will not be satisfied by the nourishing fare put out by prestige hires like Doree Shafrir and Matt Buchanan. Either before or after acquisition, Buzzfeed will collapse under the weight of its own contradictions.
– Nick Denton, in a comment on his own post on Gawker about its new commenting system
Can you please have the post of Brian Williams’ email to Nick Denton taken down immediately? That was sent in confidence as friends and absolutely never intended to be public. A speedy removal would go a long way in maintaining the trust and respect we have for your site.
– An email from NBC’s PR department requesting that Gawker take down its posting of an email from Brian Williams to Nick Denton, criticizing, among other things, the site’s recently reduced postings on the weekends; the request was added to the original post
Superior writers, videographers and other content makers want to work with their own kind and for their own kind.
– Nick Denton, in his memo to staff on the Gawker empire in 2012