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Your Call: What happens when women journalists say #MeToo?

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Media outlets across the country have been rocked by the #metoo movement. From NBC to NPR, news organizations have fired or are investigating male journalists for sexual harassment. We’ll continue our #metoo series by talking about what happens when women in news media report sexual harassment, and what needs to change. How will this shift the media’s power structure?



Katherine Goldstein, independent journalist who covers women and work for Slate, Vox and others

Christina Lopez, reporter at Valley Public Radio and mass communications teacher at Bakersfield College

Kristen Gwynne, freelance reporter on the drug policy beat

Web Resources:
Vox: When harassment drives women out of journalism

The Bakersfield Californian: When does “zero tolerance” against sexual assault mean zero tolerance?

BuzzFeed: Five Women Are Accusing A Top Left-Leaning Media Executive Of Sexually Harassing Them

Glamour: Post-Weinstein, These Are the Powerful Men Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations

Wired: How to pierce the secrecy around sexual harassment cases

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.