Skip to comments.New York Times union wants ‘sensitivity reads’ as part of editorial process
Posted on 08/01/2020 7:53:27 AM PDT by Libloather
A union representing some 1,200 New York Times employees is urging that articles be subjected to sensitivity reads.
The News Guild of New York said its reps recommended the extra layer of vetting during a meeting with the Grey Ladys leadership earlier this month over how to make the paper more diverse and equitable.
The meeting came in response to a newsroom uproar over Republican Sen. Tom Cottons controversial op-ed.
Diversity, inclusion and equity is not a static goal. It is an ongoing commitment that must be implemented in every facet of the company, the Guild wrote in a memo.
The suggestions include diversifying the papers workforce, annually publishing data that includes information on demographics in hiring, promotion, and retention and investing in mentorship programs for people of color.
But one proposal raised some eyebrows on social media.
Get it right from the beginning: sensitivity reads should happen at the beginning of the publication process, with compensation for those who do them, the union wrote on Twitter.
Sensitivity reads for op-eds? And extra compensation for censoring? Cotton asked.
New @nytimes motto: All the news thats fit to print and assessed for sensitivity by well-compensated woke censors, the lawmaker added.
Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro piled on, writing: What if we just fire everyone who demands a sensitivity read because it is childish bullst.
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Somebody creating a hostile work environment. Just sayin’.........
Sounds good to me. Its nice to see their own employees working hard every day on new ideas to destroy this leftist propoganda rag.
these loons have truly lost all semblance of sanity
Does anyone understand what these people really want? It seems that the “two sides” are talking past each other and not communicating at all/
Are these demands from children at a daycare facility??
And thats political censorship to go along with the political officers.
You really gotta hand it to these fascist leftists. They are experts at rebranding. Censorship is now a sensitivity read.
Oops! I just made a mistake there. Leftists are now called progressives.
twinkle twinkle little star
Hire Rush Limbaugh listeners.
Sensitivity reads? (cue laugh machine). The only effective criteria to placate this bunch is:
“Will this make them ‘feel good’ about themselves.”
The NYT needs a Sensitivity Czar where all editorials have to go through a filtering process by this czar for sensitivity and diversity before being in print.
I keep reading about who is supporting these BLM and other rioters as Soros and a few others, but I believe it is our own government to blame as much as others. The Bible says if you dont work you dont eat. I think all
persons on any form of welfare should be required to work. Even if it is to
sit and read history books for disabled. No one deserves free money.
That will be the first lesson they learn when this country is destroyed so why not start the lesson a bit early?
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