Business editor shown the door after complaining about content
Robert Dixon, the editor of the Business Press, a publication of the Riverside Press-Enterprise in California, complained about the editorial content in his publication and was subsequently shown the door by his publisher, according to e-mails sent by Dixon and posted on the Romenesko site.
In one of the e-mails, Dixon wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the wholesale destruction of what was once the editorial credibility of The Business Press with the publication in the September 15 issue of a thinly-veiled advertising product labeled ‘Business Profiles.’ Please understand that I have no problem with the concept or the effort to generate revenue; it is the manner in which it was done, and the complete disregard for any semblance of editorial integrity, to which I object.
“It is perhaps telling that the publishers chose to ignore all of the methods traditionally employed to separate advertising from editorial content. I offered my views on maintaining this distinction when the concept was first proposed several months ago.”
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