ABC confirms Waterstreet for #MeToo panel. The ABC has officially confirmed that its special Q&A on the #MeToo movement will include controversial barrister Charles Waterstreet, who has himself been accused of sexual harassment (which he denies). After some online and media blow-back on the panel choice last month, Waterstreet told Fairfax: "Why should I be assumed to be a perpetrator? I look forward to speaking on my own behalf." The special program will air on Thursday, and the panel will also include The Preatures' Isabella Manfredi, employment lawyer Josh Bornstein, The Australian columnist Janet Albrechtsen and Macquarie University journalism and gender studies professor Catharine Lumby.
The revolving door. As the Australian Financial Review's Joe Aston foreshadowed in yesterday's column, News Corp's chief digital officer Nicole Sheffield has resigned. Sheffield had been with News for 10 years, and in a statement released by the company she said she was leaving to "pursue [her] entrepreneurial spirit". Sheffield had been successful at the company with stints as managing director of News Digital Networks Australia, CEO of NewsLifeMedia and general manager of the Lifestyle Channels group. She came to News Corp from Foxtel under former CEO Kim Williams, who had also previously been at Foxtel.