NEW YORK — Days after the entire staff of the popular
Paul Maidment, editorial director of G/O Media said it was “the right moment for me to leave to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity.”
Sixteen staff writers and editors, along with two weekend contributors, quit in protest of G/O Media’s edict that the
The site’s former editor in chief, Megan Greenwell, had quit in August after complaining about management. A deputy editor, Barry Petchesky, said last week that he had been fired for refusing the order to “stick to sports.”
Maidment also supervised sister
Maidment said in a statement that “I am certain that the sites will grow and thrive in the future.”
On Tuesday afternoon, the last posting on Deadspin — a story about former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow’s plea deal — had been there since the night before.
The Associated Press