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."
The Museum of Political Corruption established the Nellie Bly Award in 2017 to recognize the role investigative reporting plays in rooting out corruption, 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.
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!
"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."
The Museum of Political Corruption
-Lonely Planet Travel News
President Jimmy Carter's contribution to an ongoing MPC initiative on ethical leadership
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 our 2018 Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting
YOU CAN HELP US BUILD THE MUSEUM OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION
- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost
and The Center for Ethical Governance
- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal
"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"
The FAQ we get most is, "what are your hours?"
The answer is, we don't have hours yet. We' are working towards opening a state-of-the-art educational facility in downtown Albany. This facility will serve as a beacon of hope and empowerment as we learn from the past to improve the way we are government in the future. Our unique institution will also serve as a model for similar projects nationwide! When completed, the Museum will contain ample space for compelling, interactive exhibits, public forums and roundtable discussions, and classrooms to help educate children on school trips. But to realize our goal, we need your help. Follow us on Twitter (and let others know about us also), send us your ideas for the museum, and whatever level you can, please donate to the museum.
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Photo credits: Jodi Kantor: The New York Times, Megan Twohey, Katharina Poblotzki
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