NPR news chief resigns amid rising tide of misconduct allegations

More organizations are coming to terms with a culture of abuse and harassment and NPR has asked its head of news to step down. Hollywood still reels as others named.

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As the high-profile reckoning over sexual misconduct continues, other allegations—and apologies—have arisen.

Responses, from alleged perpetrators and those linked to them, seem to vary in terms of transparency and deft language.

NPR has joined Fox News in asking for the resignation of a well-known employee in the wake of revelations about unseemly episodes.

NPR reported:

“This morning I asked Mike Oreskes for his resignation because of inappropriate behavior,” NPR CEO Jarl Mohn wrote in an email to NPR staff on Wednesday. “I have received his resignation, effective immediately.”

Oreskes made a brief statement, accepting responsibility and apologizing. “I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt,” he said. “My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility.”

NPR has offered transparency about its decision to part ways with Oreskes. At the time, it seemed the action was spurred by a Washington Post report.

NPR continued:

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