Seattle Times Reporter Resigns After Probe Into Gross DMs To Female Writer

Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg
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Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg has resigned following the news outlet’s investigation into allegations of him sexual harassing a female journalist on Twitter.

Rosenberg, who covered the housing beat, resigned on Friday.

Lindsay Taylor, the Seattle Times consumer marketing manager, confirmed to TPM that Rosenberg had resigned after the Times had finished its investigation. Taylor also said that Rosenberg left voluntarily.

When TPM asked if the Times had planned to fire Rosenberg, Taylor said only the outlet’s human resources department had the details of the investigation, which couldn’t be disclosed due to it being a “personnel matter.”

Local journalist Erica Barnett was the first to report Rosenberg’s resignation on her site The C Is For Crank.

The Times suspended Rosenberg over a month ago after freelance journalist Talia Jane posted screenshots of several Twitter messages he’d sent her, including one that said “there is so much cum on your face.”

He claimed afterward that the messages “weren’t supposed to go to her.”

Correction: Taylor said “personnel matter,” not “personal matter.”

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  1. This has what exact connection to TPM’s mission?

    Not seeing any link here.

  2. Really. Now Chinese money-laundering and asset-hiding in the Seattle real estate market might be a relevant story, but this? Also, you’ve just had a 3.5% spike in the Urals crude price] on today’s events in the Strait of Hormuz, which can only delight Putin’s people. Besides lifting sanctions, the one thing the US can do for Putin is deliver $80 oil. You got a 100% bump in oil prices between 1973 and 1974 on the Opec oil embargo. Trump only needs to do something a quarter as crazy to make Putin happy.

  3. Yup, surprised no stories about the oil tankers. That’s kinda a big deal

  4. Journalists behaving badly?

    That’s all I got.

  5. The Seattle Times is the largest paper in WA. Go Huskies!

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