Nick Denton to Staffers: New Gawker Will Be ’20 Percent Nicer’

Gawker founder Nick Denton told staffers that the site will be “20 percent nicer” when it relaunches Monday.

At a Brooklyn bar meeting Thursday, Denton told staff the site needed to soften some its takedown reputation slightly, first suggesting the 20 percent number, which he later downgraded to “10 to 15 percent” nicer than the old one, according to Capital New York.

He also reiterated his vow to offer full severance pay to employees who choose to resign over a controversial story...

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