Cord Jefferson is the West Coast editor at Gawker.
"I consider myself to be a sincere human being. And I think that the way the internet carries itself, the way the internet has dialogues, is often insincere. That concerns me. I don't ever want to lose my sincerity. I don't ever want to lose my ability to feel emotional about things that I write about. I don't ever want to have a distance from everything that I write. I think that can be a danger of writing too much for the internet, that you develop this elitist distance from everything. That nothing really matters, you know?"
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- Jefferson on Longform
- Jefferson's Gawker archive
- [4:00] Jefferson on MSNBC (MSNBC • Jul 2013)
- [5:45] "Video of Violent, Rioting Surfers Shows White Culture of Lawlessness" (Gawker • Jul 2013)
- [7:00] "Don Lemon: Bill O'Reilly's 'Got A Point' About Black People" (Huffington Post • Jul 2013)
- [20:30] "Don't Stop Running" (The Awl • Dec 2012)
- [20:30] "I Used to Love Her, But I Had to Flee Her" (Gawker • Jul 2012)
- [31:45] "When People Write for Free, Who Pays?" (Gawker • Mar 2013) </ol>