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Reportage as Superpower: A Conversation with Emily Steel

25 April 2018 @ 7:00 pm

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– Watch the interview with Emily Steel on The National, CBC News
– Podcast coming soon

It’s true. Emily Steel, Pulitzer Prizewinning business reporter with The New York Times, took down the bad guys with her reporting. With the media industry as her beat, she and a colleague exposed former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s settlements with multiple women over sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour–now known to total more than $45 million. She went on to report about the toxic culture at Vice Media, involving four settlements over sexual harassment and defamation allegations. In this era of #MeToo, what have we learned about gender and power dynamics in the workplace? Hear Steel in conversation with Althia Raj, Ottawa bureau chief with HuffPost Canada.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Doors open 6:30pm  |  Discussion 7:00pm  |  Reception 8:30pm National Arts Centre (O’Born Room) 1 Elgin St., Ottawa View map


Emily Steel

Emily Steel is an award-winning business journalist at The New York Times, where she has covered the media industry since 2014. Her reporting exposed a series of settlements related to sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host. Her investigation into Vice Media found four settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation and more than two dozen women who said they had experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct at the company. The reporting laid the foundation for an international reckoning over issues of sexual misconduct. Along with other New York Times staff, she was acknowledged with this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service, a special citation for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Freedom to Write Award from the Pen Center USA. Before joining The Times, Steel spent two years at The Financial Times as its media and marketing correspondent. Before that, Ms. Steel worked at The Wall Street Journal for six years. During her time at The Journal, Ms. Steel contributed several stories to the What They Know and End of Privacy series about the pervasive practices of tracking Americans online. The work was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2012 and won a Gerald Loeb Award and a Sigma Delta Chi public service award in 2011. @emilysteel


Althia Raj

Althia Raj is HuffPost Canada’s Ottawa bureau chief. She manages the Ottawa and Quebec City political bureaus. Prior to joining HuffPost in 2011, Althia worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News. She has covered Parliament Hill since 2006, working for Sun Media, CTV and CBC. She is an alumna of McGill University. Althia is a regular “At Issue” panelist on CBC-TV’s The National, “Power Panel” panelist on CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, and CPAC guest. Her work has been nominated for several awards and in 2012 she wrote an e-book on Liberal hopeful Justin Trudeau titled Contender: The Justin Trudeau Story which garnered national and international headlines. @althiaraj




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25 April 2018
7:00 pm
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