AUSTIN, Texas & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daily Dot Media (DDM), publisher of The Daily Dot, is acquiring The Kernel, a top U.K. publication well known for its investigative journalism, for an undisclosed sum.
As its flagship publication continues to emerge as the must-read source for Internet news and social commentary, Daily Dot Media is excited to build its portfolio of brands and extend its global reach with The Kernel’s enterprising and provocative coverage of today’s Internet culture.
“Our vision,” CEO Nick White comments, “is to house the Internet’s most insightful coverage under one roof and infuse established standards of journalistic excellence with the format and distribution methods that resonate with our connected, progressive audience. The Kernel and The Daily Dot will produce hard-hitting news, features, and investigative reports from all corners of the brave new digital world. We’re excited about the future potential for The Kernel in the DDM family.”
Kernel founder and editor-in-chief Milo Yiannopoulos will continue in an advisory role while pursuing new projects. “I’ve watched and admired The Daily Dot since 2011,” said Yiannopoulos. “I love its focus on the human interest stories of the Internet and I think we’ve been on very similar missions these past few years. Sooner or later, a conversation about pooling resources was going to be inevitable. The combined power of The Kernel and The Daily Dot will be a journalistic force to be reckoned with."
Other company assets will be rolled into DDM operations and integration plans will continue to develop through the second quarter without interruption to The Kernel’s current format.
The move comes at a time of significant editorial expansion and innovation for The Daily Dot. To meet the demands of an ever-growing audience, the team recently welcomed two new editors—Molly McHugh (Digital Trends) and Sarah Weber (Sandusky Register)—and became the first publication of its kind to launch an eSports section, devoted solely to the world of competitive gaming. “We’ve become known for our unflinching coverage of modern Internet culture,” comments managing editor Austin Powell. “The Kernel shares our commitment to the relentless pursuit of truth in this space, and together we will continue to break and uncover stories whose ripple effects will be felt across the Web.”
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About Daily Dot Media
Daily Dot Media (DDM) is a new kind of media company. We drive outcomes that crush Internet averages by identifying and exploiting unconventional opportunities for the world’s best brands. Applying our pedigrees in journalism, business, and technology to the future of digital media, we are rapidly growing and with global reach, at the bleeding edge of media innovation.
About The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot is the must-read source for Internet news and cultural commentary. We tell the story of the Internet by profiling the people, apps, and communities that shape our shared online experience, inspiring our readers to explore what’s next. We are the Web’s most comprehensive source of original Internet news and among the fastest growing media companies in the world, reaching 7 million digital natives each month. Our team of passionate reporters covers the issues and scenes the Internet generation cares about most, all day, everyday. It’s classic journalism for the modern age.
About The Kernel
The Kernel, an online news journal focused on pop, Internet and celebrity culture, broke stories that appeared in Time, Gawker, BBC News, and The Guardian, among many others. The Kernel achieved 500,000 unique visitors a month, with a roster of eight permanent editorial staffers in its London offices.