|10 Great Moments in Web Journalism Besides Deadspin's Manti Scoop|
|Friday, 18 January 2013 04:22|
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Brett Farve’s penis was certainly a big deal, so to speak. But Manti Te'o’s imaginary/made up dead girlfriend has thrust Gawker Media's Deadspin into the spotlight like never before. As of noon Friday, the bombshell about the Notre Dame star’s lover who never was has accounted for 3.7 million visits, over 2 million uniques, and a spectacular number of media impressions, as Deadspin has been referenced and praised across the globe.
Web journalism has been vibrant for many years, so it’s dangerous to assign too much significance to the Gawker scoop. But the impressive, digital-savvy investigative reporting by the Deadspin spaff has forced many an old-school journalist to grudgingly give some credit. And it’s also exposed Deadspin to a massive new audience that it has a shot to keep. Bottom line, the piece is yet another milestone in online journalism.
Other big scoops have put
publications on the map while thrusting the medium forward. Here are some of the best:
Gawker's One Night Stand
HuffPo Catches Candid Obama
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