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Nick Denton Is Blogging’s Rupert Murdoch

by | 12th, March 2008

NICK Denton on Gawker in the UK press:

When it comes to what succeeds on the web it’s exactly what British newspapers have been doing well for years.’ It is, he says, why Gawker and its brethren would never have succeeded here. Our print media is already bitchy, sharp and stroppy. US print media is very much more restrained, mortgaged to its sense of itself as a noble calling, creating a perfect opportunity for Nick and his bloggers to sneak in and blow electronic raspberries. He accepts, however, that what they do has changed. Once upon a time his blogs merely pointed at things and made smart-arse comments about them. ‘Now there’s loads of that on the web,’ he says, ‘and what’s missing is substance. Everybody is looking for something to link to.’

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