More bad news over at Gawker – more layoffs even though revenues climb 39%

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Nick Denton has laid off more people over Gawker Media, publishers of Gizmodo and the Kotaku, even though ad revenues for the company climbed to 39% over last years result, with 20% coming from Google ads from each site’s search result – according to a report on The Silicon Alley Insider.

Media Bistro broke the news early today, with cuts coming from its popular blogs Gawker, Gizmodo and Jezebel; with people like Shelia McClear (Gawker editor), Maria-Mercedes Lara (Jezebel editorial assistant) and Benny Goldman (Gizmodo reporter) were all laid off from the company, with Alex Carnevale’s contract, which is on a month-by-month basis, was not renewed.

Could this see a bleak new year for Gawker Media? Apparently so, with one fired staffer telling Media Bistro that Nick Denton will “lay off people a few at a time”.