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Ronan Farrow, ‘New York Times’ Receive Pulitzer Prize for #MeToo, Harvey Weinstein Stories

On Monday, Ronan Farrow received one of the nation’s top journalism prizes for his work telling the stories of sexual assault survivors who had experienced misconduct from Hollywood mega producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Pulitzer Prize in Public Service was awarded to Farrow as well as the staffs at the New Yorker and the New York Times, according to a tweet from the Pulitzer Prizes.

“Grateful for every brave source, for Jodi and Megan, and for a tireless New Yorker team that stood by this story when others tried to bury it,” Farrow wrote on Twitter. “This moment gets called a reckoning, but we just started telling the truth about old abuses of power. Thanks to all who keep doing so.”

Last week, Farrow nonchalantly came out as part of the LGBTQ community at a charity gala for the Point Foundation, an organization that offers higher education scholarships for LGBTQ students.

“Being a part of the LGBT community–which recognized that reporting I was doing early on and elevated it, and has been such a stalwart source of support through the sexual assault reporting I did involving survivors who felt equally invisible–that has been an incredible source of strength for me,” Farrow said.

Farrow came out after several outlets had published stories outing him, including 2013 stories in both Page Six and Vice.


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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