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Annual Memorial Lecture - Truth and Consequences: Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, and the future of investigative journalism

Rebecca Corbett, Investigations Editor, New York Times
5:30pm, Monday 2 March 2020
Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, University of Oxford, OX2 6QA

**Event is now fully booked but you can watch a live stream of the talk (webpage will become live in days prior to event)**

Rebecca Corbett leads The New York Times’s investigations department and oversaw the Harvey Weinstein investigation, which led to a cascade of sexual harassment stories around the globe and a cultural reckoning on the issue. Previously, she has been a masthead editor, senior enterprise editor and deputy Washington bureau chief. She joined The Times as enterprise editor at the Washington bureau in 2004. She has edited multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning stories at The Times and in her earlier career. 

Ms. Corbett joined The Times from The Baltimore Sun where she served in a variety of positions from copy editor, city editor and finally as assistant managing editor. Prior to her work at The Sun, she was an editor at The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut. She began her career at The Central Maine Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine.     

Ms. Corbett graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  She has done journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms Corbett has edited some of the most hard-hitting investigations on the biggest stories in the news including on the Trump presidency, the Syrian refugee crisis, Cambridge Analytica, and, of course, the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations. These are some of the pieces she has worked on:


The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Alan Rusbridger, Chair, Reuters Institute Steering Committee; Principal, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford; Former Editor-in-Chief, the Guardian
  • Helen Lewis, Journalist, The Atlantic; Author, Difficult Women: A History Of Feminism in 11 Fights
  • Javier Moreno Barber, editor-in-chief of EL PAÍS in America