Consumers Union Acquires Gawker Media’s

Jan 06, 2009

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Consumers Union (CU), an independent publisher of Consumer Reports magazine and, has purchased from Gawker Media. The consumer watchdog blog will operate independently of Consumer Reports publications and be the first property housed under a new non-profit entity called Consumer Media LLC. The change in ownership will be in effect as of January 1, 2009. Gawker Media launched three years ago. Consumer Reports was launched in 1936, and does not accept advertising so as to maintain its independence from the products and services it rates. Starting immediately, will no longer accept ads.