Axios Allows Its Reporters to Join Protests – The New York Times

Something strange has this way come:

In an unusual move at a news media organization, the head of Axios, a site popular with Beltway insiders, said in a memo that the company would support staff members who take part in public protests, a shift from the stance journalists normally adopt to avoid the appearance of partisanship.

In a companywide email on Monday that was reviewed by The New York Times, Jim VandeHei, the co-founder and chief executive of Axios, said, ???First, let me say we proudly support and encourage you to exercise your rights to free speech, press, and protest. If you???re arrested or meet harm while exercising these rights, Axios will stand behind you and use the Family Fund to cover your bail or assist with medical bills.???

Well. A few times as a reporter, I was commended for not tipping my hand. My proudest moments.

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