High-profile figures respond as harassment stories hit the news media [Updated]

Journalists have reported on allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Now the industry is investigating its own—including PBS host Charlie Rose and The NYT’s Glenn Thrush.

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The media landscape is shifting amid a swell of harassment revelations.

Some journalists have called for this moment—in which women are heard and believed when they come forward to report harassment and sexual misconduct—and high-profile peers now find themselves defending their past actions and, possibly, seeing their careers end.

New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush was suspended Monday after a Vox article reported that five women were accusing him of unwanted advances and inappropriate use of his power to secure one-on-one interactions with young female journalists.

For Vox, Laura McGann wrote:

On that night five years ago, I joined Thrush and a handful of other reporters for a few rounds at the Continental, a Politico hangout in Rosslyn, Virginia. At first, nothing seemed strange, until the crowd had dwindled down to Thrush, me, and one other female colleague.

Thrush tossed a $20 bill at her and told her to take a cab and leave us, “the grown-ups,” alone. He slid into my side of the booth, blocking me in. I was wearing a skirt, and he put his hand on my thigh. He started kissing me. I pulled myself together and got out of there, shoving him on my way out.

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