The symptoms of widespread sexual misconduct described in this Washington Post story are typical of what most organizations cover up, deny or whitewash bad behaviour and wrongdoings. Media outlets should shoulder a greater responsibility to investigate and deal with internal issues appropriately, using external resources. Unless they become more transparent, they just don’t have the credibility to investigate and report on the wrongs of others.
I wrote about this same dynamic at Fox News in 2016 when the whole issue of sexual harassment and abuse emerged. Clearly, things haven’t changed much.