The New York Times and the New Yorker have won a joint Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood. Both publications exposed allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, the aftermath of which went on to launch the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
The New York Times’ team was led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, while Ronan Farrow (the son of Woody Allen) wrote the article that featured in the New Yorker.
Their reporting combined brought together more than 100 women who shared stories against Weinstein regarding allegations of assault, harassment and rape. Weinstein denies any non-consensual sexual contact.
The aftermath of these two pieces of journalism has already been profound – and hopefully this is just the beginning.
Their work helped to launch the #MeToo social media movement, where thousands of women around the world shared their own stories of sexual harassment. Following this, a number of women in Hollywood launched the Time’s Up campaign, which is helping to raise awareness to the issues of inequality for women in the workplace, as well as raising money to provide subsidised legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse at work.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK