Tagged: john cook

SEC Chairman Names Executive Staff

Securities and Exchange Chairman Jay Clayton has published the name is his executive staff. The SEC announced that John Cook, Jeffrey Dinwoodie, Raquel Fox, Kristina Littman, Alan Cohen, Christopher Carofine, and Shelby Begany Telle have been named to the executive staff of Chairman Jay Clayton…. Read More

Gawker Divvies Crackstarter Cash Among Four Organizations

John Cook has just published an update on Gawker outlining where the approximately $185,000 from the Rob Ford Crackstarter campaign will go. The money will be split evenly with each organization netting $46,195.65. The four beneficiaries: The Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke The Somali Canadian Association of… Read More

Gawker Seeks Use For Crackstarter Money

Gawker Media and reporter John Cook raised just over $200,000 on Indiegogo for their “Crackstarter” campaign. The goal was to buy a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. Now John Cook has announced that the likelihood of actually acquiring said video is low… Read More

Did ‘crowdperking’ save the Crackstarter?

When Gawker’s Crackstarter reached its goal of $200,000 Monday afternoon, a handful of Canadians could plausibly claim to have been instrumental in getting it there. Donations to the crowdfunding campaign had slowed to a mere trickle after Gawker editor John Cook revealed he was no longer in touch with… Read More

Toronto Mayor Videotaped Smoking Crack? Gawker Raises Ethical Questions With Indiegogo Campaign

Gawker Media has raised some eyebrows with a crowdfunding campaign they launched this afternoon on Indiegogo. The campaign is in an effort to secure the rights to a video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack. Can’t make this up. For those who aren’t… Read More

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