The Toronto Star reports that Jonathan Kay has resigned as editor-in-chief of The Walrus, amid outrage over some journalists’ support for a so-called “appropriation prize,” (see post below). The prize generated intense backlash on social media and within the Canadian arts and journalism communities.
Kay did not pledge money to the idea.
The Star says it has independently confirmed that Kay resigned Saturday night. He first told the CBC about his departure on Sunday morning.