The Museum of Political Corruption and Albany Law School co-hosted the screening of Yael Melamede's "(Dis)Honesty--The Truth About Lies." A roundtable discussion followed the screening. Roundtable participants included Film Director Yael Melamede, Blair Horner of NYPIRG, NYS Assemblyman John T. McDonald III, Albany Law School Law Professor Michael Hutter, and former NYS Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk
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"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story and ignited the #MeToo movement, have been selected as this year's recipients of the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting.
"We’re so grateful for this recognition," Kantor said. "Doing this work has been an honor from the first day, before there were any prizes involved. As always, the real heroes of this story are the brave women who shared their experiences, using their own painful memories to create a better and safer future for others."
“This year’s Nellie Bly Award recognizing the groundbreaking work of these two tremendous journalists and reminds us that the politics in our daily lives – at our places of work, our places of worship, our institutions of learning and culture -- are just as susceptible to corruption as the politics in Albany or Washington,” said Museum of Political Corruption founder and president Bruce Roter.
The Museum of Political Corruption established the Nellie Bly Award in 2017 to recognize the role investigative reporting plays in rooting out high-level corruption and graft, exposing flaws in social justice, and maintaining an informed electorate. The is the 2nd annual award. The MPC's inaugural award went to Susanne Craig of The New York Times.
President Jimmy Carter's contribution to an ongoing MPC initiative on ethical leadership
- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal
- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost
The Museum of Political Corruption
Our 2-4-16 Roundtable and Public Forum on Corruption featuring (clockwise from upper left) Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief.
In conjunction with the Museum's "Reflections on Ethical Leadership" Project, we are challenging students to collect their own quotes on ethical leadership. Here is a handout to get you started. Got a good quote? Send it to us at AlbanyMPC@gmail.org and maybe we'll feature it at the museum!
STUDENTS/TEACHERS JOIN THE QUEST FOR QUOTES WITH THE ETHICAL LEADERSHIP PROJECT!
and The Center for Ethical Governance
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, references us on page 137 in his book on Hamilton!
President Carter's Message to The Museum of Political Corruption
JODI KANTOR and MEGAN TWOHEY
Winners of the 2018 Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting
Photo credits: Jodi Kantor: The New York Times, Megan Twohey, Katharina Poblotzki