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Univision is shutting down Gawker

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Univision, which bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a government-ordered auction, is shutting down Gawker.com, the company’s flagship site, founder Nick Denton told staffers on Thursday. Gawker.com will shutter next week.

Univision will still maintain Gawker’s other properties, like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, and so on. “[Gawker.com] staffers will soon be assigned to other editorial roles, either at one of the other six sites or elsewhere within Univision,” Gawker’s J.K. Trotter wrote.

Gawker.com began as a site mostly focused on New York media gossip, but it has evolved over the years and recently pivoted to politics around the upcoming election. – READ MORE

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