Gannett

USA Today, NewsQuest, numerous local news media outlets
Virginia
Media and Entertainment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Gannett demoted a deputy editor for stating that men cannot get pregnant, though the company did not fully cave to employee demands that the editor be fired. Gannett scored a 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Gannett increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Gannett forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Gannett has donated to many different advocacy organizations and supported the 2020 BLM protests. For these reasons, Gannett receives a High Risk rating.

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