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Editors Resign from NYT, Philadelphia Inquirer over Recent Coverage of Protests

HeadlineJun 08, 2020

In media news, The New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet has resigned following outcry from staff and readers over the publication of an op-ed by Republican Senator Tom Cotton about the protests called “Send in the Troops.” Meanwhile, Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, has resigned days after the paper published a piece titled “Buildings Matter, Too.”

In other journalism news, the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a letter to U.S. governors, mayors and police chiefs, demanding they take immediate action to stop attacks on reporters covering the uprising. The Committee to Protect Journalists says it is investigating at least 280 reports of violence against journalists.

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