[UPDATED] Did Murdoch site in Australia rip off Gawker? No, it says

Update: “We have a syndication deal with Gawker under the Newscred system,” says @newscomauHQ. “The story was republished under that deal.”


“It sickens me to see the work of the good old-fashioned journalists at Gawker ripped off by the traffic-whoring ‘new media’ bloggers of News Corp,” writes Hamilton Nolan, whose Thursday “Myth of the CEO” piece shows up today on the Rupert Murdoch-owned news.com.au.

Nolan tells Romenesko readers: “I don’t usually care about online scraping, but [this site] just takes an entire story, strips out all the links, reprints it whole with no link or permission, and adds its own photos.”

I’ve invited news.com.au news editor Kate de Brito to comment.

* The myth of the CEO (gawker.com) | The myth of CEO pay packets (news.com.au)