Gawker Media has decided to make its tech-gossip blog Valleywag a section of its main New York gossip blog Gawker.com, effectively shutting down the site, according to Silicon Alley Insider. The reason, according to CNET News, is that it was an underperforming title. The site will remain the same, just be moving domains.
Gawker Media previously axed 19 jobs in early October, including three staffers from Valleywag, but added new contributors to Gawker, Gizmodo, Jezebel and Kotaku. However, the axing may not stop there; with Nick Denton, the CEO of Gawker Media, hinting that The Consumerist may be on the chopping block as well.