Worcester State University Professor of Communication Julie Frechette

Julie Frechette Article Discusses Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal

May 11, 2017
By: Worcester State University News

Julie Frechette (Communication) has published an article, “Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News“, for the website Project Censored: The News That Didn’t Make the News.  In the article, Frechette examines the recent ouster of Bill O’Reilly and the sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Fox News.  By analyzing the pervasive culture of sexism at the conservative news program, Frechette reveals the double binds women face in the workplace, particularly corporate news media.

“The most telling lesson to be gleaned from O’Reilly’s undoing is that, like most social change, a unified effort is needed to shift the tide of sexual harassment at work and in the culture at large,” writes Frechette.  “The same collective pressure needs to be applied to all corporate news and media organizations.”

Project Censored educates students and the public about the importance of a free press by exposing and opposing news censorship and promoting independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking.  Each year Project researches, vets, and compiles the “Top Twenty-Five” most censored and under-reported news stories in the US, and offers scholarly analysis and critiques, which are published by Seven Stories Press.

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