On Deadspin’s Empty ESPN Assassination Attempt

Want to know why A.J. Daulerio exposed the personal lives of two inconsequential ESPN staffers this week? Here’s why.


At some media organizations you might get rapped for running a premature story. At Gawker Media, you’ll lose way more points for being scooped on a story you had in your hands.


Nick is Nick Denton, head of Gawker Media - Deadspin’s corporate parent.  Read the entire memo. It’s short, and to the point, and will illuminate you on why things happened at Deadspin the way they did this week.

Enough of the high-minded, journalistic analysis. What Daulerio did Wednesday was about one thing: employment. Read more…