Auto critic Burgess returns to Detroit News

Detroit News
Scott Burgess withdrew his resignation after meeting with Detroit News editor and publisher Jon Wolman. “They apologized and I accepted it,” says the auto writer, who was assured that the paper would set policies for changing online stories “to make sure this would never happen again.” || Read the paper’s apology and see how it edited Burgess’ Chrysler 200 review.

From Burgess’ Twitter feed:

CleanMPG Wayne Gerdes
@AutoCritic: So you had to have an attorney present when you walked back in ;) What do you call it, a 7-day vacation or 7-days of hell? ^WG
20 hours ago

in reply to @CleanMPG

@AutoCritic
Scott Burgess
It was no vacation. But I knew if I didn’t go back, I wouldn’t get to go on that F150 drive.

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  • Anonymous

    I hope both parties have learned from this: the newspaper for for some serious reflection over its heavy handedness and kowtowing to an advertiser, and the hope that the reporter/columnist learned that sometimes subtlety is often much more effective than bombast.