NY Times says it needs culture change, better inclusion
FILE - This June 22, 2019, file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. In a report to its employees in February 2021, The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK – The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people of color. A survey of employees didn't just uncover bad news; 95% of Times employees said they felt pride in working at the paper, and most have had positive experiences. “We also believe it will make The Times a better place to work, for all of us.”
Headlines, op-ed prompt staff protests at NY Times, Inquirer
FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. Some staff members at The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer called in sick to protest editorial decisions they found insensitive about protests over George Floyd's death. Several Times journalists responded on social media by saying the article puts black staff members in danger. Some 30 members, out of a staff of about 210, skipped work for the same reason, a spokesman said. Richard Prince, a former staff member at the Washington Post who writes Journal-isms, an online column about diversity issues, said the online uprising illustrates both newspapers need to do a better job listening to and acting on the concerns of black staff members.