Mediate Launches: When HuffPo Meets Gawker
I've been following their twitter feed for weeks now, probably because I know and really like Dan Abrams, having guested on his shows for years, I like the site'sconcept. Rachel Sklaar is Editor at Large.
With separate pages for TV, print and online, the site aggregates plenty of content, like other media-focused portals, while also offering opinionated takes on scandal coverage, journalistic feuds, ethical questions and sundry embarrassments.
Dan's last show on MSNBC had a "Beat the Press" segment. This sounds similar. He was always the most energized during that portion, almost gleeful at times. He reportedly has funded the new site himself and it's lean, with just 5 staffers. [More...]
I hope it's a huge success. Break a Leg, Dan, and if you find a story you think is right up TalkLeft's Alley, tweet it over. I'll also put you on TL's blogroll. Wishing you and Mediaite a long and prosperous run. J.
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