Reverse your arcane social media policy and defend free speech
  • Petitioned Gazette

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Director of Content
Carmen Boles
Interim Publisher
Gene Carr
Vice President of Marketing
Liz Cobb -
Web Operations Manager
Stephanie Weber
Human Resources
Regional Controller/Regional Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Greg Keirns

Reverse your arcane social media policy and defend free speech

    1. Andy Szekeres
    2. Petition by

      Andy Szekeres

      Denver, CO

Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Barrett Tryon has been placed on unpaid “administrative leave” by his employers for posting an LA Times story on his personal Facebook page. According to Carmen Boles, content director of the Gazette, the Facebook post violated the social media policy of Freedom Co.

Beyond the absurdity of attempted censorship by a newspaper, traditionally an institution that promotes free speech is the issue of employee rights.  Join me in asking the Colorado Springs Gazette to  reverse its arcane social media policy  that tramples on free speech and reinstate with back pay the reporter today!

Learn more at :

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/colorado-springs-gazette-reporter-may-be-fired-for-posting-la-times-story-to-facebook-page_b64543

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    • Tim Oey SUNNYVALE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Everyone should be entitled to exercise free speech.

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    • Ken Pishna ENGLEWOOD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Because the Colorado Springs Gazette is supressing the free speach of one of its employees when that employee actually did nothing defamatory to his employer in the first place.

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    • Brian Dubravac WESTMINSTER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm flabbergasted that a news agency of any stripe would attempt to muzzle one of its own reporters. Freedom of speech and the press for me, but not for thee, eh Gazette?

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    • John Ravetti COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      A person's personal social media page is no one's business but his/her own. Gazette, stop punishing people for having opinions.

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    • Lauren Shockley STRONGSVILLE, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Freedom of communication and sharing of information is what makes the US unique.

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