Universities Rescind Journalism Awards From Charlie Rose Amid Sex Harassment Scandal

Charlie Rose already lost his jobs with CBS News and PBS. Now universities are taking back journalism awards they gave him. That’s got to sting.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Universities pull journalism awards from Charlie Rose in response to sexual misconduct allegations

Two universities stripped Charlie Rose of prestigious journalism awards after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came last week against the veteran journalist.

On Friday, both Arizona State University and the University of Kansas revoked their respective awards previously given to Rose in order to send a message on the seriousness of sexual assault and harassment.

Dean Christopher Callahan of Arizona’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication told the Associated Press they revoked Rose’s 2015 award because the allegations against him were too “egregious” to overlook.

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“The actions victimized young women much like those who make up the overwhelming majority of Cronkite students,” Callahan explained. “Young women who deserve to enter workplaces that reward them for their hard work, intelligence and creativity and where they do not have to fear for their safety or dignity.”

Similarly, the University of Kansas’ William Allen White Foundation revoked the award given to Rose this past spring, the National Citation award, following a vote from the board of trustees. Rose “does not exemplify the ideals of this award,” they said in a statement.

Too bad he’s not a Democrat senator. He’d still have his job and other Democrats would be defending him.


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