While this Washington Post article focuses on the media’s #MeToo problems and the assertion that their problems will continue until its culture changes. This challenge applies to every sector in our society.
Just recently, Jeff Fager – producer of ’60 minutes’ – resigned amid sexual harassment allegations just three days after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves resigned and less than a year after Charlie Rose’s departure.
Until the media changes their cultures, their credibility in reporting on institutional wrongdoings, including abuse and harassment, is at risk. The media have a responsibility to be role models in fostering cultures that are diverse, inclusive, fair and safe (physically and emotionally). Until they get to that point, they have no business in reporting or giving opinions on wrongdoings in other institutions.