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A project in New York, NY by The Gawker Foundation
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Gawker was a home for independent thought and journalism for over a decade. We want to preserve its history--and write its future.
Backers: 1496
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $89,844 of $500,000
Dates: Dec 11th -> Jan 8th (29 days)
Project By: The Gawker Foundation
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Latest News

Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel

January 12th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bid from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. (Read More)

Bid To Save Gawker.com Falls Short

January 9th - via: huffingtonpost.com
A Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Gawker.com, the celebrity and media gossip site driven into bankruptcy by wrestler Hulk Hogan’s sex-tape lawsuit, expired on Tuesday, well short of its fundraising goal. The campaign led by former staffers raised less than $90,000 of its $500,000 goal. (Read More)

As Charles Harder Threatens Michael Wolff, Gawker.com’s Kickstarter Looks Bleak

January 4th - via: fastcompany.com
Former Gawker editors had hoped to revise the brand. Their efforts are coming up short, even as those who led the anti-Gawker brigade continue to thrive. In the last few days, haters have started donating small amounts they believe will be refunded and posting angry thoughts about Gawker via Kickstarter comments. (Read More)

Save Gawker (and get a sticker), Rupert Murdoch's favourite child and the new Disney Princess, Facebook and those annoying ad breaks

December 17th - via: finance.nine.com.au
Gawker – which focused on celebrities and the media industry - closed down in 2016 after a lengthy legal case against it around the publication of a sex tape of wrestler Hulk Hogan which sent the company into bankruptcy. But for an anonymous group of former employees across editorial, tech and business, that wasn’t to be Gawker’s final choke-hold tap out. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Reboot Gawker.com

December 13th - via: mediapost.com
Before its demise, Gawker Media, including Gawker.com and its subsidiary sites, was known for their stable of original voices, strong political views and willingness to expose stories other outlets wouldn’t touch. But alongside being a voice for injustice, the site was also well known for running salacious stories about celebrities. (Read More)

'Save Gawker' Kickstarter campaign launched by former Gawker employees to buy domain

December 11th - via: businessinsider.com
A group of former Gawker employees launched a Kickstarter on Monday to buy back the domain name and archives of the pioneering blog, which ceased publishing in 2016. The non-profit project is looking to not only keep the site's archive of blog posts alive, but also aims to re-launch the site. (Read More)

Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.com

December 11th - via: techcrunch.com
Gawker may soon return from the dead. (Read More)

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