The guiding principles at Gawker

According to The Awl co-founder and former Gawker staffer Choire Sicha, the guiding principles at Gawker are: “People are pretty scared of Nick [Denton], people always feel they are about to be fired, and the job is shifting beneath their feet.”

Gawker writers now have to deal with the new Kinja commenting system. Peter Sterne writes:

It’s difficult to see how Kinja will make Gawker staffers into better journalists. Right now, young reporters often must write, blog, aggregate, and tweet, which leaves little time for actually reporting. Adding interaction with commenters to that list won’t help.

* Gawker’s new comment system (