PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photojournalist who says he was banned from protest coverage announced he is leaving the newspaper.
Michael Santiago says that the newspaper no longer allowed him to cover protests after he openly supported his colleague Alexis Johnson.READ MORE: Black Bear Spotted Roaming Forward Township Neighborhood
Santiago tweeted that he opted to take a buyout that the Post-Gazette offered to staffers last month.
Inbound Lanes Of Route 28 Near RIDC Park Closed Due To Car Crashing Onto Hillside
— Michael M. Santiago (@msantiagophotos) June 14, 2020
News Guild president Michael Fuoco said that he is sad to see Santiago leave, and criticized the decision by Post-Gazette management to pull Santiago, Johnson, and others from protest coverage.
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