Goodbye Leah Beckmann, Our Intern From Heaven 

Hamilton Nolan · 11/04/15 01:54PM

On May 5, 2010, Gawker received an unsolicited intern application letter from a woman who billed herself as “The (Potential) Intern From Heaven?” Her name was Leah Beckmann.

Sarah Ellison Banned from WSJ Press Conference

Hamilton Nolan · 04/28/10 12:41PM

In your indignant Wednesday media column: yet another example of the WSJ's determined surliness, big media buys cheap ass stories, the battle for control of the doomed Philly papers, and Alex Pareene is somewhere else now.

Put Some Damn Pants On Already!

The Cajun Boy · 07/07/09 12:55AM

We haven't done one of these alumni reports in a while, so why not? Today we have Defamer's former founding editor scoring a new gig and a former Gawker editor imploring her freelancing colleagues to put some pants on.

Shnayerson On Blogging

Hamilton Nolan · 07/25/08 02:10PM

Former Gawker writer Maggie Shnayerson, she of the actual journalistic skills and a keen eye for talent to boot, reflects on the glorious life of a professional blogger life in a new interview: "Seriously, imagine being strapped to a laptop set to explode if you step away from it. Someone is standing over your shoulder pointing a gun at your head, saying 'Okay, ready, set, go. Be brilliant. Suck less, at least.'" That "someone?" Gersh Kuntzman. (And currently: Alex Pareene). [PurePolitics,]

The Mysterious Alex Balk Disease

ian spiegelman · 05/24/08 02:46PM

"Serge Hefez, a practicing psychiatrist, has identified a new mental illness among bloggers: obsessive Balkosis, an unhealthy fascination with the Radar Online Executive Editor, Alex Balk."