Labor union calls on top managers at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to resign

2 Post Gazette journalists pulled from protest coverage

PITTSBURGH — A national labor union representing journalists is now calling for the top managers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to resign immediately.

Two black journalists, Alexis Johnson and Michael Santiago, were told they could not cover local protests after Johnson sent a tweet showing the aftermath of a Kenny Chesney concert in comparison to looters.

Santiago publicly supported her.

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"Executive Editor Keith Burris and Managing Editor Karen Kane have shown outrageous insensitivity in directing coverage of protests of racism and police brutality, dismissed criticism from within their own newsroom and dehumanized their staff. "
News Guild

"Executive Editor Keith Burris and Managing Editor Karen Kane have shown outrageous insensitivity in directing coverage of protests of racism and police brutality, dismissed criticism from within their own newsroom and dehumanized their staff. "

The tweet showed bias, according to management at the Post-Gazette, adding that the journalists were not removed because they are black.

Management at the paper also said there is a need for fairness and truth, and they will hold their employees to that standard.

2 Post Gazette journalists pulled from protest coverage