Carlisle (PA) Sentinel fires reporter/concert promoter for conflict of interest

While working as a reporter for the Sentinel in Carlisle, Pa., Stacy Brown was affiliated with concert promoter RTJP events and, according to the paper, wrote blog posts and stories to promote at least one of his events. Brown was fired Tuesday after a hotel manager complained to the district attorney’s office about the reporter using his position to collect money.

“It is categorically untrue what [the hotel manager] said,” Brown tells the Sentinel. “I could care less about [him], he has no leg to stand on. I want to protect my interests with regard to my journalism career.”

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