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Editorial Wrap-Up, Week of June 22nd

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The Gawker Media network nearly kissed 70 million U.S. uniques a month; we're at 69.6 million for the last 30 days. (April was flat, but May and June have had great growth, primarily in mobile, where most of the growth is happening across the web.) Global uniques are growing, too; we're up to 113.8 million monthly global uniques.


Fox didn't buy Gawker this week, which is nice. Nick isn't selling "for the next 20 years," he says, so get comfortable.

We're excited to welcome Emma Carmichael back into the Gawker Media fold as the next editor-in-chief of She'll come on board mid-September ready to shake it up.


The Budapest trip for developers and site leads is shaping up, where we are being roped into giving presentations, which is exactly my idea of a good time. Our Hungarian colleagues are fun weirdos just like their U.S. peers though, so it'll be good. That's happening early August, so try not to burn down Kinja or your web sites while we're gone.

Jane-Claire, our new(ish) Edit Operations Coordinator, is working on moving much of the fusty and neglected content in the Editorial Wiki into Kinja, refreshing it along the way in an attempt to make it something you look forward to using, instead of forgetting actually exists.


It will live on, which has been created already, but has only the basics. Anything that you need to know about using Kinja will live there in public, while anything Gawker Media-specific will remain in the Employee Wiki. (All your basic HR stuff, for instance.) As Kinja improves tools for collaboration and group editing, the Handbook will improve as well.

The "Kinja Metric" we're developing added another data point this month: the number of invites (through Twitter or Links) that each author sent out every month. It won't be factored in too heavily this month, since it's the first time we're tracking it, but suffice it to say that it's something that every writer should be doing at least a few times a week. (One invite a day would be a safe benchmark.)


Right now I'm not tracking—or at least not judging—how many of your invites are successfully responded to, but I expect you to make a legitimate attempt to bring people into the discussions; ironic or antagonistic invites go against the spirit of discourse we're trying to weave into the community. "Don't be a dick."

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