The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow positive is aware of the best way to get a media crowd buzzing.
The Pulitzer Prize winner accepted a Mirror Award for media reporting from Syracuse College on Thursday for his tales on sexual misconduct at CBS, together with allegations that toppled the company’s former chief, Leslie Moonves.
Like different award winners, he saluted fellow journalists and trade leaders on the Manhattan luncheon for bravery in producing tales that hold the media sincere and clear — even at the price of burning bridges and dropping job alternatives.
On the identical time, he stated “I can see people who have lied to protect power.”
From each the rostrum and later afterward, Farrow declined to call names.
Farrow and The New York Instances received Pulitzers in 2018 for tales outlining sexual misconduct allegations towards former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. He has the capability to make loads media gamers nervous; his upcoming e book “Catch and Kill” is being awaited for expectations he’ll write about leaving Internet Information when it declined to make use of his work on Weinstein.
The Mirror Awards have turn into a venue for impassioned speeches concerning the trade. Lois Beckett of WNYC radio accepted a trophy Thursday for her reporting on the white nationalist motion whereas scolding media executives for a failure to be extra numerous in hiring. Davey Alba of BuzzFeed Information, honored for a narrative on utilizing Fb as a instrument in a drug battle in her native Philippines, urged her firm and others to be extra accepting of unions.
CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker stated his firm’s job is to not choose sides in political disputes however to inform the reality. His firm, and Zucker personally, have been frequent targets for barbs by President Donald Trump.
“I am proud to stand up for the truth,” he stated. “I am proud to stand up for the press. We are certainly not the enemy of the people.”