The other websites in the Gawker Media family were unaffected by its shut down.
Founder Nick Denton created the site's final post on August 22, 2016.
On June 10, 2016, Gawker announced it would be filing for bankruptcy as a direct result of the monetary judgment against the company related to the Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit.
On August 18, 2016, Gawker Media announced that its flagship blog, gawker.com, would be ceasing operations the week after.
Later, in 2005, the editor position was split between two co-editors, and Coen was joined by guest editors from a variety of New York City-based blogs; Matt Haber was engaged as co-editor for several months, and Jesse Oxfeld joined for longer.
In July 2006, Oxfeld's contract was not renewed, and Alex Balk was installed.
The blog promoted itself as "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip." According to third-party web analytics provider Similar Web, the site had over 23 million visits per month as of 2015.
Founded in 2003, Gawker was the flagship blog for Denton's Gawker Media.
Sicha was employed in this position from after her departure until August 2004, at which point he was replaced by Jessica Coen, and he became editorial director of Gawker Media.
Sicha left for The New York Observer six months after his promotion.