[OPINION] SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE MEDIA

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February 23, 2018, EWN

There can be little doubt that Primedia made a big mess of how they handled the Mark Jakins sexual harassment charges and his subsequent resignation. Failing to name Mr Jakins even after he had resigned, waiting to play catch up with social media and offering limited information left them on the back foot and looking like they were hiding something.

It goes against their news brand and often strident talk show host approach. To be fair, such a response is hardly surprising. As the saying goes, you can always tell a cobbler by his/her shoes. You only need a quick Google search to find that whenever media houses find themselves the subject rather than the reporters of news, they tend to be less than open and transparent. It’s understandable, but not good enough.

Read the full article by William Bird.

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