Archive for December, 2008

Gawker Media sells Consumerist blog

December 30, 2008

Gawker Media announced that it has sold its Consumerist blog to Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports. The blog, which is often an outlet for consumer complaints, will become a new division within the publisher. The current editorial staff is expected to remain, and there are no plans to change coverage, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Gawker Media’s rolling layoffs continue

December 2, 2008

Gawker Media continues to trim its staff after a big layoff round in October, MediaBistro reported Tuesday. A few more members of the editorial staff have been let go, and a few others have been downgraded to part-time employees.