Avid Life Media, the owner of sites including Hotornot.com, has reportedly partnered with “two prominent gossip bloggers” to make a $20 million bid
Perez Hilton’s leading gossip website.
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On February 24 the gossip website run by Perez Hilton recorded its highest ever page view traffic – 13.9 million. Ryan Spoon measures its current success against Huffington Post and WordPress’ own traffic and suggests that PH has established himself as an online brand.
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If the Wordle and other coverage isn’t enough, here’s the Hugh Cudlipp speech by the editor of the Sun, Rebekah Wade, in full [note: may have differed very slightly in actual delivery]:
The challenging future of national and regional newspapers is now the staple diet of media commentators.
If you have been reading the press writing about the press you’d all be forgiven for questioning your choice of career.
I’m not denying we’re in a tough place – we are.
But I don’t want to use this speech to make grand statements on the future of our industry.
I want to talk to you about journalism.
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Celebrity tittle tattle blogger Perez Hilton- real name Mario Lavandeira – has agreed to write a regular column for the ITV.com to promote its new show Gossip Girl.
Hilton will write a weekly column after each episode of the ITV2 gossip-girl show.
The blog, which will start tonight after the airing of the first episode, is the latest move by the vacuous ‘personality’ to broaden his appeal beyond the blogosphere.
He has also recently taken up presenting roles with MTV and launched his own show on VH1