Sports website Deadspin's editor fired for not sticking to sports — after management explicitly ordered it

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TheBlaze—Deadspin interim editor-in-chief Barry Petchesky was fired Tuesday for deliberately posting stories unrelated to sports on the website's front page in an apparent protest to management's recent order to post only sports stories or those with a tie to sports, according to the New York Times. The new directive to publish only sports stories on Deadspin, which is a sports website, came down Monday from G/O Media, the company that runs Deadspin, as well as other sites such as Gizmodo and...

Deadspin editor fired amid uprising against ‘stick to sports’ order. Staff responded to policy by only publishing non-sports storiesPopular website has clashed with management repeatedlyA top editor at Deadspin has been dismissed amid a staff revolt against an edict from upper management directing the website to exclusively publish content related to sports. Deputy editor Barry Petchesky announced on Tuesday he was fired for “not sticking to sports”. Continue reading