New Yorker writer Ronan Farrow has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, a National Magazine Award, and a George Polk Award for his “indefatigable and imaginative” (Globe and Mail) reportage of some of the most important issues of our time.
In late 2017, Ronan Farrow's articles in The New Yorker helped uncover the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. For this reporting, The New Yorker won the 2018 Pulitzer Price for Public Service, sharing the award with The New York Times.
The evening will center around a discussion about his newly released book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, which recounts the challenges he faced chasing the stories of Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse of women and the case against him. Farrow argues that Weinstein was able to use Black Cube, a private Israeli intelligence service, to successfully pressure executives at NBC News to kill the story there, leading Farrow to take it to The New Yorker, where it was published and helped spark the international #MeToo movement, exposing sexual abuse of women in many industries. He was recognized by the Point Foundation in 2018, receiving the Point Courage Award for his in-depth reporting on #MeToo.