My job is to make sure Newsweek doesn’t lose its position as one of the nation’s most respected publications, a position that was built on the principles of independent journalism.
The article below, written by Newsweek editor in chief Jodi Kantor, is the kind of thing that could end my career.
I’ve been working for the magazine for 13 years.
My wife and I have two daughters.
We’re the first generation of Americans to have two working parents, a mom and dad, who both worked full-time at the magazine.
We are also the first to have a black woman in our editorial staff.
In an era where politics has become a major source of political news, I’ve seen it all before, as someone who worked for a major newspaper for many years.
The issues that matter to the American people—health care, education, immigration, and the environment—are front and center, and our reporters and editors have the ability to speak truth to power.
But I am also a journalist, and I want to make a difference.
That’s why I’m going to fight back against the Trump administration, not because I’m against them but because I believe that the American media is in crisis.
A year ago, Newsweek was the most popular news source in the country.
Since then, the numbers have fallen dramatically, falling to around 10 percent.
The magazine is the fifth-most-watched cable news network in the United States.
I believe the current media landscape has gone from an opportunity to be a national leader to a place where the news is mostly a one-size-fits-all proposition.
I’m not the first person to be fired over a story.
Just ask The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, who was forced to resign over the firing of an article he wrote in 2016.
I’m not surprised.
The media has become too politicized, and it’s not just a problem in Washington.
Many in the media believe the Trump presidency is a danger to the republic.
But I’m just one of many journalists in a long line of journalists who’ve been fired over stories that have been deemed critical of Trump, his administration, or his presidency.
The New York Times reported in October that three top news executives had been forced to quit amid the firing controversy.
I know for a fact that a handful of other journalists have been fired, including two at Politico, a newspaper that’s long been critical of the Trump White House.
I want to believe that my journalism is important, that it matters.
That if we don’t do what we do right, then the country will never have a journalist of the caliber of Woodward or Woodward and a Pulitzer Prize winner like Woodward.
It is not.
The fact is, I believe Newsweek is in trouble, and that if I do what I need to do to get it back, the job of managing the magazine will be my life’s work.
That’s why, as a member of the American Press Institute, I have filed a lawsuit to save Newsweek from its fate.
The lawsuit is about as important as the fact that the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have gone to war.
The American press has been at war for more than half a century.
The United States, on the other hand, has not.
This is a war that we are losing.
The lawsuit alleges that Newsweek has lost its independence as a newspaper, as the magazine’s editorial director, its chief legal and constitutional counsel, and other key editorial staff members have been forced out in recent weeks.
Newsweek’s relationship with the editorial staff is also at risk, the lawsuit alleges.
The organization has a long history of being critical of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, but it has never been as critical of him as it is now.
Newsweek has repeatedly challenged Trump, as I have, over his statements, policies, and policies of the past decade.
I have repeatedly criticized the Trump Administration over its policies and policies.
I’ve criticized the media over its coverage of Trump’s presidency.
I have also consistently criticized the actions of the President and his administration.
I am not going to allow myself to be intimidated.
I do not want to be silenced.
This lawsuit will ensure that Newsweek’s independence as the nation ‘s most-read newspaper is preserved, and so that all the people who work for the institution that Newsweek was founded on—journalists, reporters, editors, and editors-in-chief—will be protected.
I intend to fight this suit vigorously and aggressively, and hope that other journalists, editors-of-content, and executives will join me in this fight.
For more than a decade, the Trump campaign and the White House have threatened the existence of a major news organization, the New York Post, if it published stories critical of their president.
Newsweek is no different.
The Trump Administration is threatening to cut off the flow of funding that has allowed Newsweek to publish these stories for years, and we must defend the integrity of