The Awl says that Gawker founder Nick Denton has "de facto fired" current Gawker editor Gabriel Snyder. Further, Gawker has made its first-ever acquisition:
For the first few years of Gawker Media, the business press had one abiding preoccupation: when are you going to sell out? Today we're giving the M&A gossips something else to talk about. The company is making its first acquisition: Cityfile, the New York news site founded by Remy Stern. The price is not being disclosed.
Cityfile will be the New York and media industry channel on Gawker, alongside Valleywag and Defamer, our tech and entertainment sub-sites.
It's curious that Gawker, which started as a (very good) New York and media industry blog, now has to outsource to hire a New York and media industry editor. Talk about losing your message. For the record, everything that I used to love about Gawker can now be found at The Awl.