The Daily Dot’s Island of Misfit Reporters Raises Over $10 Million

by: Jack Smith IV | Observer

Before every hokey morning show ended with some meme roundup, before YouTube sent GIFs in response to press inquiries, and before the Washington Post obsessively covered every Internet meme it could touch, there was the Daily Dot.


The “hometown newspaper for the Internet” that only four years ago was a Google Doc and a series of Facebook posts has rapidly joined the race as one of the fastest growing news organizations in terms of reach. Now, the New York Observer has learned that the Daily Dot has raised over $10 million in additional private funding as they plan to expand their reach and bone up on their New York office.

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