Univision is making a U-turn in its digital media strategy. The Spanish language media company said Tuesday that it is looking to sell most of the online properties that it has acquired in the past few years. This includes the family of websites formerly known as Gawker Media — including brands like Gizmodo and Jezebel — and the satirical publication The Onion.
Two years after its splashy acquisition of the former Gawker sites,Univision’s Fusion Media Group is careening into a new era of belt-tightening and downsizing. Will Penske or Diller be enticed to help them unload what’s left?
This morning, Gizmodo filed a lawsuit against the FBI seeking access to any files it holds on Roger Ailes. Gizmodo sought access to the records under the Freedom of Information Act on May 18, the day Ailes was found dead in his Palm Beach home due to a traumatic brain injury aggravated by his hemophilia. As one the most influential and controversial political figures of his era, we believe these files are likely to exist. The FBI failed to provide or formally deny access to the records within the time period allowed under the federal statute.