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L.A. Times Exec. Editor Steps Down After Toxic Workplace Reports and Staff Demands for More Diversity

HeadlineOct 06, 2020

In media news, L.A. Times executive editor Norman Pearlstine has resigned after only two years in the role. This comes after several investigations into Pearlstine, including one published by Vice News that alleged he ignored serious concerns from staff about a toxic workplace, lack of diversity in the newsroom, sexism allegations and other ethical issues. The L.A. Times publicly addressed the paper’s track record of perpetuating racism both in the newsroom and in their coverage, amid the national antiracist uprising and as staffers fight for more diversity in the newsroom and in management.

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