JUST IN: Deadspin Sold By G/O Media, Entire Staff Laid Off

March 12, 2024

Deadspin staff were informed via email the outlet was sold by G/O Media and that its new parent company would not be retaining any of them. In the email obtained by The Daily Beast and Axios, G/O CEO Jim Spanfeller said his media firm was approached by Lineup Publishing, a newly formed digital media firm based in Europe. “I do want to make it clear that we were not actively shopping Deadspin,” Spanfeller said in the email. pic.twitter.com/KHg384zVmy — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 11, 2024The Daily Beast reports staff were locked out of their accounts and had to leave immediately. According to Deadspin staff, they were locked out of their laptops and accounts and given just a few moments to get up and leave.