Two New York Times journalists leave paper over different controversies

Donald McNeil, reporter who used racist slur on student trip, and Andy Mills, Caliphate podcast producer, departed, staff memo said

Two New York Times journalists have left the paper over separate controversies including its high-profile public health and Covid-19 reporter Donald McNeil following disclosures about his use of racist language while on a company-sponsored student trip.

Following allegations of McNeil’s conduct when he had used the N-word in front of high school students on a 2019 trip to Peru, the paper initially investigated and said he had been disciplined.

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