Perhaps no new media site represents the blog revolution in US journalism better than Gawker.

Founded seven years ago by the former Financial Times journalist Nick Denton, it aimed to bring some sceptical British news sensibilities to the rather cosy and deferential world of Manhattan media reporting.

Since then, Gawker has expanded to include niche sites dedicated to everything from sports analysis to porn.

Last month Gawker celebrated its biggest audience figures ever, with more than 4 million readers.

That still only places the title third behind Gawker Media's gadget and computer geek sites, Gizmodo and Lifehacker.

I talked to Gabriel Snyder (above), the former print man who is Editor in Chief of Gawker, at its headquarters on a quiet downtown Manhattan street.

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