Reuters editorial staffers have complained about a top editor
Reuters editorial employees have raised numerous concerns to management about the handling of complaints against general news editor Dina Kyriakidou Contini, a senior manager on the U.S. news team, reports Maxwell Tani of The Daily Beast.
Tani writes, “Staff concerns have been serious enough that the company’s editorial union—which represents 375 members—has issued two internal statements specifically criticizing Kyriakidou Contini’s behavior, saying she has bullied subordinates and made inappropriate comments about her subordinates to other lower-level staff.
“Further, the union said, company management as a whole has failed to respond to multiple complaints.
“‘The lack of transparency and disingenuous behavior of Reuters management is unacceptable,’ Grant Glickson, president of the NewsGuild of New York, which represents Reuters editorial staff (as well as The Daily Beast’s), said in a statement. ‘We would have expected much better from Reuters. Once again our members have been patient in addressing this issue and yet they have been met by silence and inaction.’
“The frustration with Reuters management has slowly escalated since last year, and began to boil over after Kyriakidou Contini allegedly pushed to get correspondent Jonathan Allen fired. When staff learned that she was trying to oust Allen, 15 of his colleagues signed a letter to Reuters Americas editor Tiffany Wu supporting him and raising concerns that he was being ‘singled out for undeserved discipline.'”
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