I just became the first person in the history of newspapers to be fired for writing a paper's most-read article. http://t.co/BPOTzihZoT
— Drew Johnson (@Drews_Views) August 1, 2013
The Chattanooga Times Free Press says Drew Johnson’s “Take Your Jobs Plan and Shove It, Mr. President” headline “was inappropriate for this newspaper” and wasn’t the hed originally approved for the editorial. The editor has been dismissed after just 14 months on the job.
The paper says:
Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial, which criticized the president’s job creation ideas and Chattanooga’s Smart Grid. The Free Press page has often printed editorials critical of the president and his policies.
* Chattanooga paper fires editorial page editor for changing headline (timesfreepress.com)
* The headline was “rude,” says an Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist (ajc.org)
* Earlier: New editorial page editor Drew Johnson is a victim of fake tweets (jimromenesko.com)