"When Gawker was murdered in a terrifying blow to freedom of the press, a shocking number of other journalists said the site deserved it [...] They don’t say that Gawker unionizing made conditions better across the industry."

I'll say it: My industry owes a huge debt to the folks at Gawker and related sites for its trailblazing organizing. We all talked about it. We all waited to see what would happen. We all learned, and some of us followed.

"A metastasizing swath of media is controlled by private-equity vultures and capricious billionaires and other people who genuinely believe that they are rich because they are smart and that they are smart because they are rich, and that anyone less rich is by definition less smart. They know what they know, and they don’t need to know anything else."

This hurts, but it's no less real.

If you're interested in organizing your workplace—and especially if you work in digital media—hit me up.

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