NABJ Assembles Media Industry Monitoring Initiative for Investigating Workplace Misconduct

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel Comment

The National Association of Black Journalists has put together a Media Industry Monitoring initiative in the wake of a bombshell Los Angeles Times investigation into alleged racist mistreatment of Black employees from top CBS Television Stations executives that has reverberated across the industry.

The initiative, which comes from the organization’s Media Monitoring Committee, will serve as a place where journalists can anonymously report problems in their newsroom or company. Journalists can confidentially submit instances of misbehavior or other concerns related to diversity, equity or inclusion, and the committee may follow up to determine if additional steps can be taken to rectify the situation. The committee writes:

We have created a form where you can share information about such issues with the group, which can then confer with the NABJ President and Board to determine what action, if any, is necessary.

Information provided here will not be published publicly without permission from the person making the report. It will be read by the chair of the Media Monitoring Committee and possibly shared with other members of the committee, the NABJ President, Board, and staff, as needed, with only the goal of assisting you with your issue or concern.

Please fill out as many information fields as possible. The more information you provide, the more likely NABJ will be able to evaluate your complaint and take action!

The entire form is here.

On Sunday, the NABJ met with top CBS executives to raise their concerns about the Times’ reporting, which contained allegations against CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn and svp of news David Friend. Both Dunn and Friend have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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