Skip to content

September 22, 2016

Gawker Media has been renamed ‘Gizmodo Media Group’

by John_A

It’s been about a month since shut down, and now the last traces of the site’s heritage have been effectively erased. Parent company Univision, which purchased Gawker Media’s assets after it filed for bankruptcy (thanks to Hulk Hogan and retaliatory lawsuit aficionado Peter Thiel) just named Raju Narisetti as new CEO of Gizmodo Media Group. There’s not a word to been seen here of Gawker’s heritage, and with the flagship site on ice, there’s nothing left for the Gawker brand.

Renaming the group as Gizmodo Media Group makes sense, as Gizmodo was the first blog that founder Nick Denton created under what would become the Gawker Media Group. Still it’s undoubtably the end of an era for a site that was notorious for both stirring up trouble as well as doing some undeniably excellent reporting.

What’ll ultimately happen to Gawker’s years of content remains to be seen. The site is still live, but with no word from Univision as to what’ll happen to it, it wouldn’t surprise us if it was purged from the internet entirely at some point. First, though, Univision will likely have to get to the bottom of the Gawker / Hogan lawsuit before it can remove Gawker from the internet entirely.

Source: Univision

Read more from News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: