Gawker Media resignations highlight struggle between journalism and PR

The organization’s executive editor and editor-in-chief left after a disagreement over a story. How will this affect reporting and native advertising in the future?

Gawker Media is facing scrutiny as it reels from the recent departure of Executive Editor Tommy Craggs, and Editor-in-chief Max Read.

The two resigned following a meeting of Gawker Media’s managing partners to remove a story about a Cond√© Nast executive’s attempt to pay a gay porn star for sex. The partners voted to remove the story from the website in a 4-2 vote.

On Friday, Gawker Media’s editorial staff posted the following announcement:

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