Three prominent journalists to discuss #MeToo movement at CTSS event

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

Journalists Megan Twohey, Lauren Duca and Erika Allen — who’ve been leading coverage on the #MeToo movement — will speak at a Contemporary Thought Speaker Series event on Thursday, CTSS announced Sunday.

The discussion is titled “Media and #MeToo: the Reckoning and its Repercussions,” and will be moderated by Medill Prof. Mei-Ling Hopgood.

“This exemplary group of female journalists are leading the charge in the newsroom to tackle the most pressing and complex of questions that have emerged in this unique #MeToo moment,” CTSS vice president Amanda Gordon said in a news release. “We are really excited to bring such a dynamic group of individuals to Northwestern. We hope the event will spark a meaningful dialogue among students and faculty.”

Twohey, a reporter for The New York Times, is an Evanston native and a winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. She was recently named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people.

Duca is a freelance journalist and a columnist for Teen Vogue. She has also contributed to publications like New York Magazine, Vice and The New Yorker.

Allen is the managing editor of The Outline, a New York-based digital media company. She previously worked for Vice and The New York Times.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Harris Hall.

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