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    Fox reporter exits, Washington Post reporter suspended amid latest sex harassment allegations

    If only a big sex harassment-in-the-media summit at the Newseum in Washington had waited a day and a half, the assembled could have rushed out during the coffee breaks to cover on-topic news nearby.

    That Tuesday gathering preceded the latest media shame: Fox reporter James Rosen has departed after 18 years at Fox due to sexual harassment allegations, while The Washington Post suspended ace reporter Joel Achenbach for 90 days for unspecified misconduct involving current and former female colleagues.

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    Why the A-word was front and center at media summit on sex harassment

    Near the end of a "Power Shift Summit" on sex harassment in the media, it was left to Politico's editor to best summarize matters after hours of top executives, rank and file journalists, harassment victims, consultants and academics opining with frequent rhetorical elegance and strategic acumen.

    Essential to all, said Carrie Budoff Brown, is "hiring people who aren't assholes. I will not hire assholes, and if you are a bully, you won't survive here. Nobody wants to be around assholes."

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    Gannett fires Vermont editor after uproar over gender-related tweet

    Live by the tweet, die by the tweet. Donald Trump should knock on wood that he's merely president of the United States, not editor of a Vermont newspaper.

    Gannett quickly canned Denis Finley, executive editor of the Burlington, Vermont, Free Press after a justifiable uproar over tweets, including his raising doubts about Vermont planning to join Oregon and Washington, D.C., in offering drivers a third option in listing gender on licenses.

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    Will anyone employ media heavyweights canned for sexual harassment?

    A surprise call on behalf of Garrison Keillor

    Art Cullen, the editor of a twice-weekly 3,000-circulation paper in rural Iowa, had the guts to take on the Koch Brothers, Cargill and Monsanto, the state's most powerful agricultural interests on the way to winning a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing last year.

    So maybe it's no surprise that he's got the nerve to say that, yeah, he'd take back Garrison Keillor. He'd be Keillor's Hawkeye State Companion.

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