Newsweek Staffers Threaten to Resign, Claiming Company Tried to Silence Investigation of Owners

Newsweek published a story about the company’s financial ties to a mysterious church, but editors said the company attempted to thwart their reporting efforts.MAXWELL TANI02.20.18 10:17 PM ETSeveral Newsweek staffers threatened to resign earlier this week, accusing the company of attempting to muzzle the publishing of a story further detailing internal turmoil at the magazine and ties to a controversial Christian college.On Tuesday evening, Newsweek published a story about previously unreported ties between Newsweek Media Group (which also owns International Business Times) and Olivet University’s efforts to develop a campus in upstate New York. Olivet, which is affiliated with a mysterious religious sect called “The Community,” has numerous connections to former leaders of NMG.But not before several reporters and editors made it clear to management that they would quit if Newsweek did not publish the story.The team of journalists including Newsweek deputy editor Ross Schneiderman, news director Cristina Silva, politics editor Michael J. Mishak, and IBT reporters Josh Keefe and Josh Saul mulled resigning in protest on Tuesday if the article was not published.

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