Laura Wagner

Senior Staff Writer, Features

laura.wagner@vice.com
assholes

Tribune Publishing Out-Evils Itself With Phishing Email Promising Bonuses

The company sent staffers a fake email touting executive bonuses of up to $10,000 for "commitment to excellence."
Laura Wagner
18 hours ago
Media

What Do You Call a Reporter Who Doesn't Report the News? Bob Woodward

The legendary Washington Post journalist has feebly defended not publishing news that could have saved lives; the Post says it's not their problem.
Laura Wagner
9.10.20
Louis DeJoy

Postmaster DeJoy’s First Company Was Plagued By Claims of Racism, Harassment, and Abuse

Louis DeJoy spent 30 years as the CEO of New Breed, where, he says, he built the business skills needed to save the post office. Employment lawsuits show the company was repeatedly accused of racist and sexist harassment and wage theft.
Anna Merlan
Laura Wagner
Tim Marchman
8.19.20
Media

Vox Media Agrees To Settle Worker-Exploitation Lawsuits for Millions

Hundreds of unpaid and lowly paid bloggers who worked for SB Nation will split $2.5 million.
Laura Wagner
8.18.20
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
7.1.20
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
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