Journalists are boycotting coverage of films by Walt Disney Studios in order to show solidarity with the L.A. Times, which can be being blocked by the company.
Entertainment sites like The A.V. Club in addition to Flavorwire, as well as a pop culture writer for the Washington Post, said they would likely curb their Disney coverage until the ban of the Times was lifted.
“the idea’s a dangerous precedent in which Disney can be setting: Write an unfavorable story—one in which Disney hasn’t disputed factually, even—in addition to the idea will blacklist your publication, punishing independent journalism by using its massive corporate influence,” wrote A.A. Dowd, the A.V. Club’s film editor.
Last week, the Times explained in an editor’s note in which Disney’s films were not included in its annual Holiday movie preview because of a story the Times published in September in which examined the business relationship between the company’s Californian theme park — Disneyland — in addition to the city of Anaheim.
Disney put out a statement Friday saying in which while they work with news organizations they “don’t always agree with,” the Times “showed a complete disregard for basic journalistic standards” in relation to the Disneyland story in addition to in which’s what led to the ban.
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The A.V. Club said the idea was following from the footsteps of the Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg, who explained on Monday in which even though she’s excited to see Disney films like next month’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” she can’t “in not bad conscience attend similar showings or write reviews in advance” as long as Disney can be blocking the Times by press screenings.
She added in which she doesn’t speak for the Post, in addition to in which until the Times’ critics are “treated like everyone else in addition to welcomed back to press screenings,” in which she’ll write about the films after they are released.
“I like a lot of movies in which come out of the Disney corporate behemoth,” she wrote. “although I like journalistic independence by corporate influence more. in which can be a fine cost for me to pay for the idea.”
On Monday, Flavorwire also joined the boycott saying in which they will “withhold the only thing we have of value to in which studio: the free advertising provided by not only reviewing their films, although write-ups of their trailers, production announcements, casting rumors, in addition to so on.”
They added in which while they are a tiny platform they expect in which if larger outlets are willing to join in which “maybe in which will move the needle a little.”
Disney did not immediately respond to request for comment regarding in which story.
sy88pgw (fresh York) First published November 6, 2017: 10:50 PM ET