O’Reilly Thrives, Then Falls, as Settlements Add Up

Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt

The New York Times

  • 2018 |
  • Article |
  • WINNER |

Emily Steel and Michael Schmidt’s reporting for The New York Times uncovering $45 million in sexual harassment settlements involving Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ignited media outlets everywhere to report on allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men and emboldened a progression of women to come forward and tell their own stories of sexual abuse. Publication of Steel and Schmidt’s work and all that followed forced a worldwide conversation about gender, power and sexual harassment in the workplace.

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