Nick Denton's two-million-dollar day
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Gawker booked $2 million in revenue in a single day recently.
"I remember when that figure — even for a full year of sales — seemed unattainable," Nick Denton told his staff.
Jim Romenesko has the memo:
You know I don’t usually do this. Emotional restraint must be the one English characteristic I have been unable to shake. And I do believe that — as purveyors of unvarnished truth — any hype sits uncomfortably with the organization.
But… this week has been too exceptional to go without mention. And it’s not like this year’s been free of challenges; we should be able to recognize the good times too.
The rest is here.
In other news...
How The New York Times got punked by Cornell students. [IvyGate]
The the new Times public editor reads. [The Atlantic Wire]
Peter Kafka: "In 2005, the Times was generating $189 million from help-wanted classifieds. By last year, that business had shrunk to $34 million." [AllThingsD]
New York is trying out hand delivery. [Ad Age]
Breaking the J.K. Rowling embargo. [The Washington Post]
Can you guess how much less female editors make than male editors? [The Atlantic Wire]