Statement regarding the Arizona Mirror
States Newsroom is committed to embodying the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and we ask readers to hold us accountable. Earlier today, we became aware of offensive tweets containing hateful slurs from 2011 and 2012 made by a recently hired reporter. After authenticating the tweets, the reporter was immediately terminated.
States Newsroom will thoroughly review this journalist’s conduct while employed at the Arizona Mirror. We are committed to holding ourselves and our reporters to the highest ethical standards, learning from our mistakes and producing the type of non-partisan, high-quality journalism that our readers expect.
States Newsroom has zero tolerance for racism, misogyny, and any form of hate speech.