Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Gawker and the rage of the creative underclass


New York magazine has a piece that’s half whine, half interesting examination of the rise of Gawker, New York’s snarky media blog. Gawker’s advertising success in the face of declining profits at the newspapers and magazines it lampoons is interesting, as is the snapshot of NY as a town for the rich by the rich, with snotty kids in Brooklyn commenting on the sidelines. But really, young kids in the city with their first jobs have ALWAYS been underpaid and bitchy. This lot just happen to have a sounding board

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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