Screenshot from Jason Chen's video, April 2010Gizmodo tech blogger Jason Chen has been let off the hook for buying and writing about an unreleased iPhone 4 prototype left in a Redwood City bar by an Apple engineer. Chen, a senior editor at Gizmodo, made headlines last April when he released photo ... More >>
According to reports, the FBI is currently investigating the AT&T iPad leak because of the sensitive (read governmental) nature of the data revealed, and Gawker Media is now under pressure to provide information on the legality of the breach, casting Goatse Security, the hacker group that la ... More >>
There are some things you can't even do with a newfangled iPhone...A San Mateo County judge today ordered that a search warrant used to search a Gawker Media editor's home be kept secret, leaving media organizations in the dark as to what exactly police hoped to find in the home of Gizmodo editor ... More >>
Journalists are bloggers. War is peace.My colleague Foster Kamer over at the Village Voice has rooted out the following doublethink gems from his former employer and current media obsession...A quote from Gawker Media's invocation of the Shield Law on April 27th, 2010:"A search warrant may not be ... More >>
Demonic killer Jason Voorhees: Protected under California's Shield Law?Some of you out there may have been following a novel effort to further stretch California's famously broad Shield Law. Down in Fremont, gadget-blog Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen and his employers at Gawker Media are arguing that ... More >>
Gizmodo bought itself a whole lotta trouble along with its spiffy new iPhone. Will the shield law come to the rescue?Gawker Media certainly has plenty of new media attitude to spare. But, arguing its case in the wake of legal heat following the company's shady maneuver to obtain a next-generation ... More >>
My mentor, the journalist Paul Boutin, taught me plenty of rules about developing a story. My favorite is this: If the reader hasn't yet heard about your subject, you need a good reason to tell them about it. Never write a post that goes "here's something you didn't care about, and shouldn't."
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