The top editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer has resigned after a “Buildings Matter, Too” headline spurred dozens of journalists of color inside the newsroom to skip work and demand the newspaper tackle diversity problems.
The Inquirer’s publisher, Lisa Hughes, announced in a memo to staff on Saturday that Executive Editor Stan Wischnowski would formally step down from his post on June 12, according to reports.
Hughes thanked Wischnowski for his service leading the paper, but noted that leadership would use the incident to “evaluate the organizational structure and processes of the newsroom, assess what we need, and look both internally and externally for a seasoned leader who embodies our values, embraces our shared strategy, and understands the diversity of the communities we serve,” the Inquirer reported. Read the rest HERE.
Buildings do matter. Try telling the people who live in Minneapolis otherwise.https://t.co/WDEG3hpb1y
— Unenlightened Neanderthal (@wakeari60) June 6, 2020