More than a dozen staffers that left Deadspin during a period of intense turmoil in 2019 have formed a subscription based digital company, Defector Media.
The media company plans to cover sports, but will not shy away from discussing other topics as the editorial team sees fit.
“We made this place together, we own it together, we run it together. Without access, without favor, without discretion, and without interference,” the company wrote in a brief statement.
Defector Media will charge subscribers a base price of $8 per month. Subscribers can also get a slight discount with a $69 annual subscription.
In an unprecedented move, each of the site’s 19 staffers will hold 5% equity in the company.
Defector Media plans to launch with a podcast in August. Shortly thereafter, the website will launch in September.