Laura Wagner

Senior Staff Writer, Features

laura.wagner@vice.com
Media

LA Times Staffers Demand Internal Investigation, Claim Retaliatory Environment

"We have many questions that must be addressed," more than 50 women wrote in one recent HR complaint.
Laura Wagner
Maxwell Strachan
7.30.20
yoga

'He Knew Everything': Fear, Control, and Manipulation at Yoga to the People

Ex-Bikram disciple Greg Gumucio built an empire on donation-based yoga. Former employees say its image hid his harassment and abuse.
Laura Wagner
Shannon Wagner
7.24.20
Media

LA Times Places Columnist Arash Markazi on Leave Amid Plagiarism Investigation

The investigation began after members of the newspaper’s sports department sent a letter to management demanding action.
Maxwell Strachan
Laura Wagner
7.16.20
Media

Bari Weiss Is Leaving the New York Times

The writer and editor has self-expelled from the newspaper, she tells VICE.
Laura Wagner
7.14.20
Media

What Went Wrong at the Los Angeles Times

Two years ago, a billionaire owner asked Norman Pearlstine to reinvent a storied American newspaper. Some in his own newsroom say he's fallen short.
Laura Wagner
Maxwell Strachan
7.2.20
Media

Journalism's Top Ethics Expert Isn't Concerned With Right and Wrong

As journalists wage a civil war, America's leading media ethicist doesn't seem to quite understand what anyone is fighting about.
Laura Wagner
6.12.20
Media

'New York Times' Staffers Grill Leadership Over Tom Cotton Op-Ed During All-Hands

"In publishing the Tom Cotton piece, haven't we effectively validated depictions of Black Americans as terrorists in exercising their First Amendment rights to protest police brutality?"
Laura Wagner
6.5.20
Coronavirus

Stop Saying People Have “Fallen Ill”

They’re being felled.
Laura Wagner
5.6.20
Media

Boss Flees Slack as Workers Deride Corporate Greed

Tribune Publishing CEO Terry Jimenez was unwilling to hear from workers facing furloughs and salary cuts.
Laura Wagner
4.30.20
Sports

ESPN and Michael Jordan Run the Longest-Ever Michael Jordan Ad

"The Last Dance" makes the people who made it look great.
Tim Marchman
Laura Wagner
4.20.20
Media

Variety Story About Bill Simmons's Newest Mansion Disappears

The article, removed due to "security concerns," addressed the Sports Guy's "stable of luxury homes."
Laura Wagner
4.17.20
Coronavirus

Here Are the Questions the Right's Favorite Coronavirus Truther Isn't Willing to Answer

Alex Berenson prefers not to be fact-checked.
Laura Wagner
4.16.20
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