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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Who Broke the Weinstein Story, Will Publish Book Internationally

Jodi Kantor, left, and Megan Twohey, right / Image via Getty
Jodi Kantor, left, and Megan Twohey, right / Image via Getty

While Ronan Farrow is landing effusive cover stories as if he were the only person to investigate Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long predatory behavior, the reporters who actually broke the story first just landed an international book deal.

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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the two New York Times reporters who first published a story on how Weinstein harassed and assaulted women in Hollywood, are publishing a book on their investigation. The book will come out in America with Penguin Press and now in the UK with Bloomsbury, The Bookseller reports. Twohey tweeted the announcement, writing “We are so grateful/excited!”

A statement from the publisher says the book will go even further than the investigation Kantor and Twohey wrote on Weinstein. “Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s rigorous and brave reporting broke a news story that changed our culture,” wrote the publisher. “In this book, their investigations will go further and deeper, looking at particular women’s experiences, but also analysing a more universal story about power and gender.”

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Kantor and Twohey said in a joint statement to The Bookseller: “As we’ve watched the worldwide reckoning unfold, our journalistic commitment to truly understanding this problem— and figuring out what needs to change— has only deepened.” The book is set to publish in Spring 2019.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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TV's Griff Hawkins

Wait so what is the deal with these two reporters vs Farrow’s story? Is there a debate or mis-crediting over who broke it?