Report: Washington Post reporter put on leave for participating in liberal conference

A Washington Post journalist who was criticized last year when she participated in a liberal conference has now been put on indefinite leave by the newspaper for her attendance there, according to CNN

Janell Ross, a reporter for the Post’s national desk, attended a private gathering of Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists hosted by advocacy group Democracy Alliance in November.

Ross reportedly attended a panel about “getting the economic narrative right," and came under fire from conservative publications.

The Post said they had reminded Ross that the company discourages participation in activities that could be perceived as partisan.

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It is not clear when Ross' leave took effect,  and people familiar with Ross told CNN that her return is viewed as unlikely. 

A spokeswoman for the Post declined to comment to CNN, saying she wasn't allowed to address personnel matters. 

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