According to Poynter, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga emails obtained through open records laws show university officials fired an NPR-affiliated reporter because they “were worried that annoyed Republican legislators — who had previously cut funding to a university diversity office they didn’t like — would slash support for the radio station as retribution for the piece.”

In an article published by Poynter, media professionals weigh in on whether or not United Airlines passenger David Dao’s past was relevant to the story about his experience being dragged off an overbooked flight.

“Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday that hundreds of articles published on top financial news websites were written by individuals paid to promote certain biotech stocks,” damaging the credibility of financial news sites, Poynter reported.

An article published by MediaShift suggests that journalism internships need to be fixed to help create more diverse newsrooms.