: Live by gossip, die by gossip and there has been plenty of gossip swirling around gossip hawker Elizabeth Spiers, snark queen of Gawker. She has been hanging around New York magazine, getting a co-byline on the Intelligencer this week (imagine if you could hear her voice there — it’d be better than a return to the good old days of the column that really started smart local gossip). She has also been called by various magazines, even Conde Nast magazines (yes, even that one), to freelance.
What makes this notable is that Elizabeth is the first media star really made by weblogs. Others have become stars in their own rights (Glenn, Andrew, et al) but Liz is the first to be making the jump from niche to mass media; she is our Judd sister. Nick Denton discovered her voice on a weblog and together they made Gawker a hit and now she’s getting ready to move on up to the East Side. Choire Sicha has been filling in.
Greg Lindsay at WWD gossips on the gossip:
Envy Elizabeth Spiers, who appears to have turned her ability to spout bitchy, witty takedowns of trucker hats and Soho House into a plum job. She just doesn