Journalism and Sexual Violence

Andrea Baker, Usha M. Rodrigues

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Historically, reports about sexual violence did not make news unless the story
had additional news value of being related to a known personality (for example,
former US Miramax film producer, Harvey Weinstein and Portuguese football
player and international celebrity, Cristiano Ronaldo) or is so extreme in nature
that it was categorized as having unusual news value. Pulitzer prize winning
reportage about abusers like Weinstein, in October 2017 by Ronan Farrow from
The New Yorker (and his book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to
Protect Predators) and Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey from The New York
Times (and their book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that
Helped a Movement) have been painful, but important pieces of investigative
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournalism Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020


  • Sexual violence
  • journalism
  • #metoo 2.0

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