The managing editor of the Nuevo Herald, Nancy San Martin, resigned this Thursday after a controversy over the publication of “racist” commercial content without an editorial filter, the Miami newspaper reported today.
He stressed that the resignation comes “two weeks after” a reader alerted about “racist and anti-Semitic” content published in LIBRE, an independent commercial supplement.
LIBRE is sold by the advertising and print team and distributed to newspaper subscribers in Spanish from the McClatchy group since last January.
An internal McClatchy investigation found that LIBRE’s content was intended for print-ready advertising and “no one in the newsroom ever saw it before it was published”the Miami Herald noted today.
Kristin Roberts, vice president of news for the McClatchy group, to which both newspapers belong, said she also took action on the advertising team “in line with our expectations of leadership across the company.”
San Martín is leaving “after years of powerful and award-winning work for this newsroom and the community it serves,” said Roberts.
The editor, who was previously in charge of immigration and Cuba coverage in the Miami Herald, took over the Nuevo Herald in a period of transition from print journalism to digital products.
San Martín is leaving “after years of powerful and award-winning work for this newsroom and the community it serves,” Roberts said in an email sent to the newsrooms of both newspapers.
Aminda Marqués González She will continue to be the executive editor of both the Miami Herald and the Nuevo Herald and McClatchy’s regional editor for Florida.