Pulitzer Prize Winner Fired for Sexual Misconduct

The Detroit Free Press announced Friday that it has fired Stephen Henderson, managing director of opinion and commentary, over allegations of sexual misconduct. According to the daily newspaper, it had launched a probe of Henderson’s past after he was named by a local minister as having engaged in sexual harassment. “The decision was made after an internal investigation was conducted which uncovered credible allegations that Mr. Henderson’s behavior has been inconsistent with company values and standards,” Gannett, which owns the Free Press, said in a statement. Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2014, and worked at the paper from 1994-96 and again from 2007 onward.