How Investigative Journalism Fueled the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement was decades in the making, but it wasn't until it intersected with investigative journalism "that the teardrops exploded, spilling everywhere. Washing away predatory titans, day after day," reports the Toronto Star. Among the key stories: October exposés in the New York Times and New Yorker on abusive Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, followed by revelations of US Senate candidate Roy Moore's preying on underage teenage girls. 

Source: Toronto Star

Posted on: December 31, 2017

Toronto Star Retreats from Investigative Report

Call it a case study from hell: Here's how Canada's largest paper, the Toronto Star, bungled a major investigative story on the hot topic of vaccines. Among other lessons, this stresses the importance of journalists having a firm grasp of science when writing on such issues.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Posted on: February 14, 2015