Nick Denton, Gawker Media, Ditch Wonkette

Nick Denton, Gawker Media, Ditch Wonkette

Gawker Media boss Nick Denton is "rationalizing" his blog business by spinning off three underperforming sites: Wonkette, Gridskipper and Idolator. The sites will find new homes/owners as follows:

* Wonkette: Current editor Ken Layne will take over the political site, in conjunction with ad network Blogads.
* Gridskipper: Former Gawker manager Lockhart Steele will absorb the travel site into his Curbed network; Denton is one of Steele's investors.
* Idolator: The music site is going to Buzznet, the music site which says it doesn't want to roll up other music blogs, but seems to do so, anyway.

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