Thursday, August 18, 2016

" to Shut Down Next Week"

The Hollywood ReporterThe end of is near.

The 14-year-old website will shut down next week, according to a post on

Univision on Tuesday agreed to buy the six other sites, including Jezebel, Deadspin and Gizmodo, that make up Gawker Media for $135 million, but the broadcaster did not plan to operate the flagship site. The news comes just ahead of a bankruptcy court hearing on Thursday in which Univision will seek approval of its bid.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton told staff about the shuttering of the website on Thursday, per The future of Gawker and its archives is still being finalized, but the site is likely to remain online.