After WORLD Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Marvin Olasky, resigned last November, CEO Kevin Martin told The Roys Report (TRR) that “Nothing has changed with regards to our direction, with regards to reporting first.”
But the magazine’s top journalists soon quit. And now, Olasky is publicly questioning the evangelical Christian magazine’s commitment to independent journalism.
In a column published Wednesday in Current, Olasky wrote that WORLD’s executives have compromised its news coverage by opening the door to “pay-to-play and editorial favoritism.”
TRR reached out to Martin for a response. He did not address the allegation, but stated, “Marvin’s time with WORLD was very fruitful, and we owe him a lot. We hope his remaining years are similarly productive.”
Olasky had been editor-in-chief at WORLD since 2001. He, two top editors, and a senior reporter resigned within days of each other last fall, TRR previously reported.
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