In this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, file photo, Gawker Media founder Nick Denton arrives in a courtroom in St. Petersburg, Fla. Denton filed for personal bankruptcy Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in the aftermath of a Florida jury's awarding $140 million to Hulk Hogan in a privacy case revolving around a sex tape posted on (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, Pool, File)

Gawker to shut down next week

A Gawker report Thursday said that Nick Denton, Gawker’s founder, told staffers that was ending on Thursday afternoon.