CJF Special Citation goes to The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow for Harvey Weinstein exposé
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) honoured Ronan Farrow with its Special Citation at the CJF Awards on June 14. He was recognized for his New Yorker investigation exposing sexual harassment and assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein and the complex web of people and systems he used to cover up his acts. View his video acceptance speech.
The honour is awarded on a discretionary basis by the CJF.
Farrow was celebrated alongside New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who were honoured with the CJF Tribute, for their separate investigations into Weinstein and the worldwide impact of their stories. For their work, both The New Yorker and The New York Times were also recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The two groundbreaking pieces were published within a week of each other and led other women victimized by the movie mogul to speak out publicly. The articles inspired a global social media movement among victims of sexual assault and harassment and led many women and men to come forth with allegations about the sexual misconduct of other powerful figures in entertainment and across different industries.
In addition to writing for The New Yorker, Farrow makes documentaries for HBO, is the author of the bestselling “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence” and is at work on a new book, “Catch and Kill,” that will explore the sexual misconduct of powerful men and the systems in place to keep victims quiet.