According to a December 21 blog post by Talking Biz News, Reuters killed a story last month investigating hedge fund executive Steven Cohen after Cohen complained to top brass at the newswire.
Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger addressed this issue, among others, in a phone call to employees yesterday, the business journalism blog reported:
“It’s absolutely true that the fact that someone called [Reuters exec] Devin [Wenig] is why I got involved…Editors make judgments. You might not always agree with those judgments, and that’s fine. If you disagree with those judgments, then come to me. Keep it within editorial, and don’t go running to a blog.”
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