NYT reporters writing young person's edition of 'She Said'
This combination of photos shows the cover image forChasing the Truth: A Young Journalists Guide to Investigative Reporting, left, and a portrait of New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 24, 2018.. Their book will be published Sept. 14. (Philomel via AP, left, and AP Photo)NEW YORK – An acclaimed book by two New York Times journalists who won Pulitzer Prizes for their investigation of Harvey Weinstein is coming out in an edition for young reporters. “Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting,” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, will be published Sept. 14 by Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. In 2019, Kantor and Twohey released “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.”“With ‘Chasing the Truth,’ we’re inviting young people into investigative journalism," Kantor and Twohey said in a statement Wednesday. "We’re excited to show them how this work can uncover hidden truths, hold the powerful to account and help drive social change.”Kantor and Twohey, along with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, won Pulitzers in 2018 for “impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers.”
HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout
FILE - Director Woody Allen attends a special screening of "Wonder Wheel" on Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. A docuseries about the relationship of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow and its fallout is coming to HBO. The four-part documentary series is titled "Allen v. Farrow" and will debut Feb. 21, 2021, on HBO. Allen and Previn didn't participate in the documentary, nor did Moses Farrow, the son of Allen and Mia Farrow. “Allen v. Farrow,” from filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy, will debut Feb. 21 on HBO, with episodes airing weekly.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Matt Lauer Gets New Arm Tattoo About 'Hatred'
Matt Lauer is sporting some new ink with a pointed message. Lauer was fired by NBC in 2017 after an employee accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. Nevils characterized her sexual encounters with Lauer after Sochi as "transactional," saying she consented only out of fear that Lauer had control over her career. Farrow addressed Lauer's accusations on Twitter, writing, "All Ill say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself."
Lauer says Ronan Farrow's work on him was shoddy and biased
NEW YORK Matt Lauer accused author Ronan Farrow on Tuesday of shoddy and biased journalism in his book Catch and Kill that included what Lauer says is a false accusation that the former Today show host raped a co-worker. Lauer, similarly, said Farrow had not corroborated several specific accusations against him in the 2019 book, Catch and Kill.NBC fired Lauer in 2017 for an inappropriate relationship with a co-worker. In Farrow's book, that former co-worker, Brooke Nevils, said Lauer raped her in a Sochi hotel room during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Farrow tweeted a brief response to Lauer's lengthy piece: All I'll say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself.Farrow's publisher, Little, Brown and Co., said it fully supported the author.
Ronan Farrow Speaks Out After Matt Lauer Pens Essay Accusing Him of Not Fact-Checking Claims Against Him
Ronan Farrow says Matt Lauer is "just wrong." "All Ill say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself," Farrow wrote. "I was also disappointed, but not surprised, that Ronan Farrow's overall reporting faced so little scrutiny. DARVO: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender Brooke Nevils (@BrookeNevils) May 19, 2020"Will anyone hold Ronan Farrow thoroughly accountable?
Ronan Farrow Releases Audio Clip of Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Making Advances As Trial Begins
As Harvey Weinstein’s trial began in New York City, some of the loudest noise was made outside court as Ronan Farrow released a tape allegedly catching audio of one of the disgraced movie mogul’s passes. Taking to his “Catch and Kill” podcast Tuesday morning, Farrow released an audio recording between Weinstein and Victoria’s Secret model Ambra Guttierez. Today’s #CatchAndKill Podcast looks at Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of dangling career opportunities that quickly turned into traps—and lets you hear him doing it through astonishing new tape from a police sting operation. Subscribe here: https://t.co/649mmaiRam pic.twitter.com/vv1lNtRBgb — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 21, 2020A man, believed to be Weinstein, can be heard in the recording saying, “If you want to spend time with me I will mentor you. RELATED STORIESWhy Harvey Weinstein Got Called Out by the Judge in CourtDisgraced Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape in Los AngelesWhat You Need to Know: Disgraced Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein's Criminal Trial
Warren, Sanders, other Democrats call for NBC sexual abuse probe ahead of presidential debate on MSNBC
On the eve of Wednesday's Democratic debate on MSNBC, four presidential contenders called for an independent investigation into sister network NBC in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse. CNBC, MSNBC and NBC are all units of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast. MSNBC and The Washington Post are scheduled to host the next Democratic debate Wednesday in Atlanta. Rachel Maddow, a popular MSNBC anchor, delivered a monologue in prime time in October questioning why the company did not contract out an independent investigation. Donald Trump has been credibly accused of sexual harrassment and sexual abuse by dozens of women.cnbc.com
NBC News Digital staff announces plan to unionize
On Tuesday, NBC News laid off about a dozen staffers while sunsetting its digital video studio "NBC Left Field." The New York Times, which first reported the union plans, wrote that NBC News digital employees uncovered pay disparities between white men and women and minorities after creating an anonymous spreadsheet of salaries. The union includes about 150 editorial employees at NBCNews.com, Today.com, Stay Tuned, MSNBC.com and online streaming network NBC News Now. We welcome this dialogue from within our digital organization, and any constructive conversation aimed at building the future of NBC News Digital and ensuring that we're the best we can be. NBC News Digital unionized through the News Guild, which also represents employees at BuzzFeed News, Ziff Davis and Quartz, among other publications.
NBCUniversal says sexual harassment victims can speak out
Former NBC News employees who signed nondisclosure agreements can come forward with their stories of sexual harassment at the network, NBCUniversal said in a statement. The statement was first reported by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who read it on air. "Any former NBC News employee who believes that they cannot disclose their experience with sexual harassment as a result of a confidentiality or non-disparagement provision in their separation agreement should contact NBCUniversal and we will release them from that perceived obligation," the statement reads. Maddow read the statement before interviewing Ronan Farrow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported on sexual misconduct in the media industry. Lauer has denied the accusations of rape, saying the sexual encounters he had were consensual.
Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe
On Saturday, Tina Tchen, incoming president and CEO of Time's Up, said NBC Universal, while taking a useful first step, hadn't gone far enough to release employees from non-disclosure agreements or other restrictive clauses. "If NBC Universal is truly committed to letting survivors and employees speak out about sexual harassment at the network, it should simply release them from their non-disclosure agreements," she said. "There is no reason to place the burden on those who choose to speak to reveal themselves in advance to NBC Universal. Also calling for further action by NBC Universal was Linda Vester, a former NBC News employee who has accused NBC star anchor Tom Brokaw of sexual harassment and now heads a group called Silence Breakers Alliance. Vester has also been calling for NBC Universal to allow an independent inquiry.chicagotribune.com
Newsletter: Chaos, sanctions and ... Napoleon?
Here are the stories you shouldnt miss today:TOP STORIESChaos, Sanctions and ... Napoleon? As Boise Goes, So Goes ...Homelessness in Boise, Idaho, and in Los Angeles is vastly different. Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. Delaying Los Angeles overdue new rules for Airbnb would be a huge mistake, the editorial board says. (Wall Street Journal)ONLY IN L.A.She loved L.A. She loathed L.A. Everything I write is about Los Angeles, she told The Times in 1989.latimes.com
Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story
Farrow's former producer, Rich McHugh, wrote in Vanity Fair that NBC abdicated its responsibility to relentlessly pursue and tell the truth. Farrow wrote of doubts by Oppenheim that Weinstein was a figure many viewers knew or even cared about. That colleague told Farrow that Lauer raped her in a Sochi hotel room in 2014; Lauer described the sex as consensual. Farrow wrote that Weinstein "had made it known to the network that he was aware of Lauer's behavior and was capable of revealing it." The bad blood between Farrow and NBC News has led to a laundry list of he said-he said claims.chicagotribune.com
NBC News president skewers Ronan Farrow in memo to staff
In an extraordinary new letter, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, pictured right, says former employee Ronan Farrow is engaged in an "effort to defame NBC News." (CNN) - In an extraordinary new letter, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim says former employee Ronan Farrow is engaged in an "effort to defame NBC News." In "Catch and Kill," which comes out Tuesday, Farrow alleges that his Weinstein reporting effort was shut down for inappropriate reasons. In a memo to staffers on Monday, Oppenheim said that NBC "assigned Farrow the Weinstein story and actively supported it, editorially and financially, for seven months. His termination came one day after an employee, publicly identified for the first time in Farrow's book, lodged a complaint with HR.
New book questions NBC's handling of Weinstein, Lauer
A new book by journalist Ronan Farrow, titled "Catch and Kill," details Farrow's efforts to uncover alleged sexual predation by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the book, Farrow suggests that Weinstein used his knowledge of Lauer's alleged behavior Lauer was fired by NBC for "inappropriate sexual behavior" as leverage with the network to oppose the story's publication. Allegations of sexual misconduct by individuals such as Weinstein, Lauer and others helped spur the #MeToo movement, which has led to the toppling of powerful men across various industries including at multiple news organizations. Farrow's book also includes the first on-the-record interview with Brooke Nevils, the woman whose allegation that Matt Lauer raped her in 2014 led to his firing. Farrow's book is set for release Tuesday, and he begins his book tour Monday on "CBS This Morning."
Ronan Farrow Defends Matt Lauer's Accuser Brook Nevils: 'She Said No to a Physical
"Again, I can't answer specific questions about that but I can say that Matt Lauer's thinking that's represented in this letter is in the book," Farrow replied, referring to Lauer's open letter statement. "Did they allow it because they were afraid information about Matt Lauer was going to get out?" Nevils went on to call Lauer's open letter "a case study in victim blaming." A representative for Farrow also released a statement in the wake of Lauer's open letter. "I was deeply shocked and saddened by Matt Lauer's letter yesterday in response to Brooke's allegations of sexual assault," Zinone said in part.
What to Know About the Woman Who's Accused Matt Lauer of Rape
Lauer, who was terminated by the network two years ago after Nevils complained of "inappropriate sexual behavior" on Lauer's part, hit back hard Wednesday against her new accusations of rape. We performed oral sex on each other, we had vaginal sex, and we had anal sex. But on this night, she said, Lauer pushed her onto the bed, "asking if she liked anal sex," Farrow wrote. It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn't want to have anal sex," Farrow quotes her as saying. I want to say that we know it wasnt easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then.