On Monday, a long-serving archivist at The New Yorker claimed she was fired for accusing David Remnick, editor-in-chief, of inserting errors in her copy. This is one of many complaints she has made over the years about what she considers a lack diversity at The New Yorker.
“So the @New Yorker has fired me, effective immediately,” TweetErin Overbey has been with The New Yorker since 1994. “I’m speaking with the union about potentially filing a grievance on the termination.”
A Condé Nast spokesperson on Monday denied her allegations, saying, “The New Yorker prides itself on professionalism, accuracy, and adherence to the highest journalistic standards. False allegations that malign our journalistic integrity and that attack colleagues are inappropriate and unacceptable in our workplace.”
The New York Post reportedMonday, Overbey was fired for not being a good fit. “pattern of conduct”The New Yorker discovered “disruptive”to the company and its operations. The Post was also informed by a source that Overbey had been disciplined. “self-plagiarism”Reusing work she has already published and presenting it as new content.
Overbey responded to The New York Post by saying that the claims were false “completely absurd.”
Overbey, who Calls herselfA “female whistleblower,”Has internally criticized the publication’s lack of diversity for years, a process she chronicled in a long Twitter thread last week. She said that she was under performance review. “disrespectful”And “insubordinate,”In addition, she has facts that are incorrect in her writing.
Overbey said errors in her newsletters were brought up in her performance review — but claims Remnick himself added those to her work. Since 1998 Remnick was the magazine’s top editor. He is well-known for his impeccable grammar and thorough factchecking.
“I don’t pretend to understand why he did this,”she tweeted.
She also pointed out that she was subject to a performance evaluation “four days after [she] sent an email again raising concerns about gender parity in the workplace.”
In a. Monday Twitter threadShe shared screenshots of how she documented and communicated to The New Yorker her growing concern about diversity. Overbey The weekly, which is 97 years old, has “never contested the facts as I have stated them,”She was also subject to a performance review “shortly after sending an email raising concerns about gender inequality & inclusion at the magazine.”
“Whenever you raise concerns, criticisms, or alarms about one of the most powerful institutions in media, they will use every tool at their disposal to oppose you,” Overbey Tweet, “That is their prerogative.”
Overbey did not immediately respond to ’s request for comment.
Felicia Sonmez, a former Washington Post reporter, is following her exit. She was fired last month after a verbal spat with colleagues. This happened after Dave Weigel, a media reporter, retweeted an offensive joke. Sonmez was known for clashing with leaders in the years leading up to the incident.