An International Biz Times reporter has been fired, but maybe not
Kelsey Sutton of Mic reports that the employment of an International Business Times reporter is up in the air in the wake of firings of editors and reporters involved in covering the scandal at its parent company.
Sutton reports, “Meanwhile, at the International Business Times, another Newsweek Media Group title, staffers have rallied around reporter Josh Keefe, who shared bylines with Katz and Saul on the stories about their company’s internal turmoil. Staffers suspect Keefe was supposed to have been among those fired, and several news outlets reported that he was among those let go Monday. A message sent by Mic to Keefe’s Newsweek email address on Monday afternoon bounced back.
“A Newsweek Media Group staffer who also asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, however, told Mic that Keefe remained at the company’s offices on Monday afternoon, and that his firing seems to have been put ‘on hold.’ According to that staffer, editors are trying to prevent Keefe’s dismissal. Several IBT writers have threatened to resign in protest if Keefe loses his job, the staffer added.
“On Monday afternoon, Newsweek Media Group told staff in an internal memo that Nancy Cooper, the managing editor of IBT, would serve as acting editor of Newsweek.”
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