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Dealbreaker: Spiers Out

Gawker.com founding editor and former mediabistro editor Elizabeth Spiers is leaving Dead Horse Media, the blog network she launched last year.

Via Jon Fine‘s Fine On Media: “I want to do more sites, some of which are experimental (and not blog-related) and [Dead Horse's investors] want to just focus on improving and expanding DealBreaker, Fashionista and AboveTheLaw,” wrote Spiers in response to an email inquiry. “It’s a reasonable position, but not one I agree with.”

Spiers, who launched mediabistro.com’s blog network, including FishbowlNY, in 2005, told mediabistro.com shortly after Dealbreaker’s launch that launches “aren’t much fun.”

mb: It’s last night, the night before the Dealbreaker launch — more or less your third major blog launch. Do you have any rituals (a la Wade Boggs‘ legendary pre-game chicken meal)? And is the excitement akin to dropping the curtain like those old 70s rock shows?

Spiers: Does not sleeping and fixing bugs until 3:00 a.m. count as a ritual? Mostly it’s just work. It gets fun when you hit your stride and you’re getting regular readers. Launches aren’t much fun.

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