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Employee Fired for Racist Photo Caption in Philly Newspaper

posted by Randall

Philadelphia Public Record Offensive photo captionThe Philadelphia Public Record says it has fired the employee responsible for the racist photo caption that accompanied a picture of a group of Asians.

“For your info, the individual responsible has been fired,” publisher Jim Tayound told iMediaEthics by email.  “We have a long history of support to the Chinese American communities in Philadelphia.  Formal Apology will appear in Thursday’s edition.”

“In the end, I’m responsible because I didn’t read the cutlines like I should have,” he told the Asian American Journalists Association.

The newspaper issued a formal apology online today.

“We accept the apology from Public Record Publisher Jimmy Tayoun Sr., and we applaud him for issuing a correction online and pledging to publish one in print,” AAJA said in a statement on Tuesday.

“While we at MediaWatch did not ask for disciplinary action, we acknowledge Tayoun’s extraordinary step in firing the person involved in the incident.”




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