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Editorial | Racism as reason: Black journalists aren’t biased

Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 10, 2020

We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.

Editorial: Post-Gazette wrong to give Shapiro’s xenophobia a platform

Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

While Shapiro has the freedom to express his opinion as he wishes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette should not be giving Shapiro, or his racism, a platform.

Former PG editor discusses truth in journalism

David Shribman discusses the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2019

At the event, Shribman discussed the importance of truth in journalism and how the field has evolved over time.

Editorial: Post-Gazette executive editor threatens newspaper integrity

Keith Burris, who published an editorial last year headlined “Reason as racism,” will assume the additional duty of executive editor of the Post-Gazette.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 20, 2019

Not only does Burris’ new assignment indicate a condonement of the whitewashing of racism, but it flies in the face of journalistic ethics.

The Post-Gazette pushes back after Rob Rogers’ firing

Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired cartoonist Rob Rogers June 14 for being “unwilling to collaborate on his cartoons” after 25 years of creating editorial cartoons for the paper. Rogers claims that he was fired because his supervising editors thought he was being too harsh to President Donald Trump...

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