The Philadelphia Newspaper Guild has filed a grievance over stories about the Philadelphia Media Network sale that were partially or entirely removed from Philly.com without the authors’ knowledge. The Guild contract states that in the event of any retraction: “The employee involved will be consulted prior to the retraction of any material involved.” The union tells members:
We thank the company for meeting promptly to discuss the grievance and [vice president for external relations Mark] Block for agreeing to the Guild’s request that he publicly apologize for casting doubt on Gambacorta’s accurate reporting. His quotes to this effect from Block appear in today’s Inquirer and Daily News stories about Blatstein’s interest in the company.
Read the Guild Bulletin after the jump.
From: Guild Bulletin
Sent: Thu 2/9/2012 8:32 AM
Subject: Grievance filed, partially resolved over stories removed from Philly.com
Dear Guild member,
read via jimromenesko.com