Tom Ley for new sports and culture website Defector:
That’s the story of how we arrived at this point, but if you want to truly understand why we are doing this, you need to widen the scope a little bit. The full story is about more than just an irascible staff of writers reacting flippantly to a memo they didn’t like. It’s a story about what will and won’t be tolerated, both by those with the power to shape the present and future of the media industry, and by those who bear the consequences of how that power is wielded.
These were the people who quit Deadspin ten months back. I’m really happy to see that they’ve been able to create a site they own and are proud of.