Deadspin and the zombification of news
Every member of the popular sports and culture website Deadspin's editorial staff has resigned, after the firing of the site's interim editor-in-chief. But tensions have been rising between Deadspin's journalist and its executives since a private equity firm took over in April. Those executives issued an edict last week to "stick to sports." Today on Front Burner, Slate's Ben Mathis-Lilley discusses the mass exodus at Deadspin and what it says about the future of independent digital media.
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