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Petitioning Gazette and 6 others

Reverse your arcane social media policy and defend free speech

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

This petition was delivered to:
  • Gazette
  • 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


Andy Szekeres started this petition with a single signature, and now has 133 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.