Why Journalists Are Walking Out of Newsrooms in Protest

Lack of diversity has contributed to serious problems in covering racial justice

A New York Times staffer told Adweek that more reporters plan to walk off the job this week. Getty Images

On Thursday, employees at two major newspapers—The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer—took the day off in protest of the way their newsrooms have chosen to cover the inflamed racial justice protests currently taking place.

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