Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gawker i njegov svet, 1. deo


Gawker znači:

A spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness

Prema Urban Dictionary znači:

Somebody who watches celebrities

U svetu blogosfere, Gawker je ime medijske grupe koja stoji iza 16 američkih blogova, neki od njih izuzetno popularnih.

Gawker je nastao u decembru 2002. godine.

Osnovao ga je Nick Denton.

Ime cele ove online medijske grupe je ujedno i ime bloga - Gawker -koji se bavi tračevima iz njujorške medijske sfere i srodnih oblasti (popularni blogeri, publicisti i sl). Uz Dentona, u osnivanju ovog bloga, i kao prva urednica radila je Elizabeth Spiers, koja je kasnije napustila Gawker. O ovom kontroverznom blogu, u vreme prve urednice, NY Magazine piše:

Under Spiers’s aegis, Gawker was a fun inside look at the media fishbowl by a woman who was, indeed, “snarky” but also seemed to genuinely enjoy both journalism and journalists—Spiers was a gawker at them—and took delight in putting out a sort of industry fanzine or yearbook, for which she was rewarded with fawning newspaper articles casting her as the new Dorothy Parker. Ironically enough, Spiers craved a job at a magazine. She soon left for a position here, at New York Magazine...

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3 comments:

popkitchen said...

Ok mozda chesh pisati o tome, ali evo ja kvarim iznenadjenje - jedan od najfrekventnijih fotografa na sajtu je Nikola Tamindzic, nekada poznat kao DJ Merser sa Radio Politike.
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ljube said...

hej, njihov je jedan od moja tri omiljena blgoa, Lefehacker.

Larisa Rankovic said...

@Popkitchen, nisam do sada naletela na taj podatak. Hvala! Videcu jos malo o tome
@Ljube, a Gizmodo?