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The ‘Kenosha News’ Loses Its Only Full-Time Black Journalist

Editor Daniel J. Thompson objected to a headline in his own paper. It changed only after he quit.

The Kenosha News, a daily local newspaper with a print circulation of about 20,000, published an article on August 23 covering a rally for Jacob Blake, who had been shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer last week. The headline read: “Kenosha speaker: ‘If you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours.”




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Michelle Legro

Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly.

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