Popular website Deadspin had long focused on sports reporting while also casting a wider net and venturing into political coverage and commentary. But this week, parent company G/O Media told writers to stick strictly to sports-related material — a directive that caused a newsroom uproar and led to an editor’s firing as well as the resignation of several staffers in protest.

In this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former NECN anchor Mike Nikitas; Farah Stockman of The New York Times; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.