How Gawker, 2 Ex-Editors Fumbled The Conde Nast Exec Story
Two top Gawker editors resigned Monday after the outlet published an article about a Conde Nast CFO's alleged attempt to pay a gay porn star for sex.By Lexie Hammesfahr | July 20, 2015
Two head honchos at Gawker resigned Monday in the aftermath of an ethics dispute. The website published an article Thursday outing the CFO of Conde Nast after he reportedly tried to pay a gay porn star for sex.
Across the Internet, many blasted the publication for running the story. Gawker eventually pulled it a day after it posted, marking the first time the media outlet has removed a major story for reasons other than a legal or factual issue.
As a result, executive editor Tommy Craggs and editor-in-chief Max Read are stepping down. In statements released Monday by both Craggs and Read, they criticized the company's decision to backtrack.