Baltimore Sun Guild says journalists weren't notified before paper began publishing articles from Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox45


Within the past few weeks — without notifying the dedicated journalists of the Baltimore Sun Guild — The Baltimore Sun began publishing articles from Sinclair Broadcast Group and its television station in Baltimore, Fox45.

We are concerned that the nature of the relationship between Sinclair and The Sun has not been made clear to us or to our readers. And one of the first articles published from Sinclair failed to meet The Sun’s standards.

That article, published June 3, made repeated references to “illegal immigrants,” a term that is not used in The Sun, per industry best practices from the Associated Press, which do not condone referring to people as “illegal.” This error was later corrected, but the story’s framing remains concerning. As originally published, it described an immigration policy using only police and immigration enforcement sources, excluding meaningful context.

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