Staffers at the iconic sports mag feel caught in the middle of a war between the brand’s owner and its publisher—leaving them increasingly demoralized and dispirited.
Max TaniA narrowly avoided legal war, unpaid bills, a former high-school teacher on the payroll who once pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student.
I wrote about how Maven's decisions have continued to demoralize Sports Illustrated staff
South Carolina’s largest paper returned to the office on June 1, despite employee objections and fears. And now there’s a confirmed case inside HQ.
Max TaniSouth Carolina's biggest newspaper, the @postandcourier, asked employees to return to the offices full time at the beginning of this month. Now, higher-ups are confirming what staff feared: There's been a COVID-19 case in the office.
The company reversed policy after The Daily Beast reached out for comment about internal outcry over its prohibition on bail funds despite recommending such charities last month.
Max TaniStaff were upset, and after I reached out, Insider/BI says it's loosening the restriction. A spox said the company would be asking staff to "use their best judgement as members of a newsroom which of course needs to cover news in an impartial way."
Max TaniDuring a staff meeting today, Insider/Business Insider EIC
@nichcarlson told staff they are prohibited from donating to bail funds for protesters (BI/Insider had previously listed the Brooklyn Bail Fund as a recommended local charity to donate to).
“We decided as a unit that we were willing to fight for a solution that would let us share the impact... rather than having to say goodbye to a full fifth of our co-workers.”
Max TaniBuzzFeed News is implementing a workshare program proposed by the company's union to avoid furloughs. Starting next month and going until the end of the year, union staff are taking a 20% paycut and 20% reduction in hours.
The newspaper confirmed Tuesday that the food columnist’s recipes are on hold following her public battle with the model and cookbook author.
Max TaniI realize we've moved past this by about 50 media news cycles, but an NYT spox confirms that Alison Roman's column is "on temporary leave." A Roman piece that was supposed to be published earlier this month was shelved after the Teigen/Kondo saga
Why Friday's article on Trump's business dealings with China was updated and corrected.
Max TaniPolitico posted a lengthy editor's note explaining errors in a story published last week saying Trump owes millions to the bank of China. EIC Matt Kaminski also sent this note to staff today acknowledging "we got the premise of our original story wrong" politico.com/news/2020/04/2…pic.twitter.com/qA422JcQop