Both of the Ottawa Citizen’ s editorial writers have decided to leave the newspaper next month. Editorial pages Editor Kate Heartfield’s last day will be Dec. 11 and editorial writer James Gordon will end his on Dec. 4. Both have declined to comment as to why they are leaving but Postmedia drew criticism in advance of last month’s federal election. The company confirmed its executives dictated that all newspapers in the chain – as well as the flagship National Post and the Sun papers – must endorse the Conservatives and Stephen Harper.
Is the publisher guilty of ignoring journalistic freedom? Do you think the employers always get to call the shots?