Deadspin Staffers Resign En Masse Amid Conflict With Corporate Overlords, Sending Shockwaves Through Media World

Sports and commentary website Deadspin melted down after being hit with mass resignations from staff outraged over draconian editorial constraints and personnel moves by the site’s new owners.

The walkout on Wednesday comes a day after Deadspin’s new owners, the private equity firm G/O Media, fired longtime deputy editor Barry Petchesky in a push to quell a staff revolt over the company’s new “stick to sports” editorial mantra. In recent days, the site’s masthead has lost its features and senior editor, along with half of its staff writers.

As Deadspin’s editors and writers continued to
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