Gawker changing up how it incentivizes writers (quality over traffic!)

October 12, 2015 — Leave a comment

But web traffic is no longer Gawker’s primary metric for judging editorial success. In January, CEO Nick Denton announced that the site would prioritize high-quality editorial content over viral posts that drew large amounts of traffic. Gawker’s bonus system also shifted; writers received bonuses for writing stories that editors judged to be high-quality, rather than for stories that drew the most unique visitors.

Source: As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster | POLITICO

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