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Dec 8, 2016

Herald Sun’s 2IC left in February after sexual harassment complaints

Herald Sun night editor Shane Burke left the company in February after allegations he propositioned women in the newsroom during work hours.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

When Mark Forbes, until recently editor-in-chief of The Age, resigned in the wake of two sexual harassment complaints, cross-town rival the Herald Sun was notably muted in its coverage. Online it ran copy from The Australian. In the paper, it didn’t only not gloat — it barely reported on it at all.

Perhaps that’s because earlier this year, the Herald Sun dealt with a sexual harassment scandal of its own. Crikey can exclusively reveal that in February, Shane Burke, veteran night editor at the Herald Sun, quietly resigned from the paper after several women in the newsroom made complaints claiming that he had propositioned them during work hours. News Corp had conducted an official investigation into the complaints.

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2 thoughts on “Herald Sun’s 2IC left in February after sexual harassment complaints

  1. Yclept

    “Crikey can exclusively reveal” – arghhh! I hate that tabloid phrase. Please don’t lower yourself to the level of ACA.

  2. Chris Gulland

    I agree Yclept! Please Crikey do not go the way of tabloid Journalism,

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