Nick Denton’s two-million-dollar day

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Gawker Media's gold star 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:

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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.

On Capital...

Former 'Times' digital chief takes a board seat at social network Sulia

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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]