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Deadspin editor quits, blasts G/O management

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Regan MacNeil, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I can't see her situation with Wired ending well. It's owned by Conde Nast. It's a great magazine, but it's a corporate magazine. She hates white men, at least rich ones. She got fired from ESPN, came and went at Esquire, and made it less than two years at Deadspin. She keeps getting hired for a lot of good jobs, so she must be doing something right. I just don't get it.
     
  2. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    There are stretches of that blog post that could have been written by anyone -let me reframe that- any woman who has spent time working in digital media. Should she have published it? No. Wired might not blink, but the next site she tries to join might.
     
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    People write things for effect more than ever these days. The effect is the point, for that matter.

    A more conflicted, balanced view wouldn’t have generated readers. That’s Deadspin. Most of the writers I read there, I imagine they’re almost completely non-confrontational in real life. Confrontation is a writing style now. A posture.
     
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  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I had the same thought.
     
  5. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Part of it is her Twitter presence is big enough to make noise when something goes wrong. If she wasn't as active, she'd likely not be in journalism.

    I'm curious as to why, if she keeps getting fired, how she's failing upwards.
     
  6. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Boo f’n Hoo. Deadspin never thought the rules applied to them until they got sued into oblivion and suddenly needed those rules. I have no sympathy for Social Justice TMZ. Catch all the hands
     
  7. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    That was Gawker.

    I think we're talking about different things? How is TMZ a SJW?
     
  8. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    G/O Media Tells Deadspin Staff in Leaked Memo: Stick to Sports

     
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    What a turd.
     
  11. Deadspin's writers have spent the entire day thumbing their noses at their new bosses, and now it seems management is striking back. Petchesky says he's been fired:

     
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

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