The story of a student journalist getting fired for tweeting photos and statements from anonymous sources about conditions at Grambling State University in Louisiana has gotten national attention, but it’s wrong. At least in part.
David Lankster, former online news editor of The Gramblinite, said he was fired Friday for tweeting about the crumbling conditions facing Grambling State football players.
But the photos, at least, were tweeted on Saturday.
Lankster told talk show host Roland Martin that he was fired on Friday.
“So David, when did you get fired? What the hell?” Martin asked Lankster in a show that ran on Monday.
“I kind of got a notice about it, I want to say probably Friday,” Lankster said. Read more