Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Univision Wrestles Gawker Media to the Ground at Auction for $135 Million

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Gawker, and all of its websites, have been sold to Univision for $135 million, according to reports.

Destroyed by wrestler Hulk Hogan, Gawker was sold off today completely including the Gawker.com website. Gizmodo will join The Onion and other sites recently purchased by Univision as they move more into the digital world.

It seems like that’s the end for Nick Denton and his Gawker world. They were victims of themselves, and victims of a conspiracy by Peter Thiel to do them in.

All that’s left now is Denton’s book, which should be good. And maybe a documentary.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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