Newsweek management’s meddling leads to employee revolt

The media group lost the trust of its writers and editors when it interfered with an investigative piece. Disgruntled employees threatened to quit—and penned a fiery rebuke to management.

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After an arduous review process and internal turmoil over a piece examining Newsweek parent company Newsweek Media Group’s ties to a church and small Christian university, some employees were ready to air their grievances. After losing the confidence of the newsroom, management could only watch as writers published an article with a damning introduction.

Not every company has employees that write for a living, but every organization should take note: Disgruntled communicators can do plenty of damage.

In the story published Tuesday night, the editors added a note:

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