Posts Tagged ‘gawker’
Still, cruising around the Gawker Media stats pages (just put /stats onto the end of the domain in question) does make you realize how the Gawker-obsessed media misses much more important writers for the network as a whole. Do you know who Adam Pash is? He’s a blogger at Lifehacker; he got 5.2 million pageviews in January. Dashiell Bennett got 2.8 million pageviews at Fleshbot.I’d assume that Pash and Diaz are making comfortable six-figure incomes blogging, and that a good few of the “site leads” (Gina Trapani, Brian Lam) are as well. Conversely, some of the less popular bloggers are likely getting paid $50-60,000 per year.
Doubt is immediately cast on the numbers by the commentators, but dividing the editorial budget by the relative eyeball power of the bloggers seems like a pretty good way of figuring out the salaries.
This is basically saying that Gawker has a set of rules to follow in all their posts. Meaning, that there is no longer any creative freedom in insulting celebrities, fashionishtas, the ugly, rich, and famous. Instead they have to tell there writers how to write. Their bloggers (or should we call them drones) can no longer incessantly beat down on the subjects of their posts. One memo excerpt suggest that they have to insult them in one cringe filled line and save the rest for later.