G/O Media Editorial Director Paul Maidment, Who Was Running Deadspin, Abruptly Quits

Ryan Glasspiegel

Paul Maidment, who just became editorial director of G/O Media (formerly Gizmodo Media, which was formerly Gawker Media) this past June, announced his resignation to staff today:

Maidment was the author of the infamous 'stick to sports' memo, which caused interim editor-in-chief Barry Petchesky to rebel and get fired, which led the rest of the staff to quit.

Whatever comes next in the saga of G/O Media surely won't be boring.