I have never in my life heard so many people say such nice things about journalists.

And, I’ve been a journalist for a long time. It just keeps on coming.

From the Sunday NY Times conversation with Catherine MacKinnon, “a pioneer and lightning rod for sex equality.”…Last month, she met Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who, more recently, became a public face of sexual harassment. 

CM Women have talked to each other about this issue forever. But the media’s reporting it, and staying on it, is an amazing credit to journalists. They discovered that this is a story with legs. It matters, and it’s everywhere. It’s not just for the latest iteration of the women’s page. It’s in sports, politics, business, tech. Now that they’ve discovered the abuse is everywhere, they can cover it everywhere. It also means that men in power — generally white men, wealthy men — can’t afford to ignore it, which they’d always been able to do before. Now it’s going to cost them — their customers, their advertisers — in a way that’s going to bring them down. 

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@niemanfdn @nytmike and @emilysteel from @nytimes talk about how they’ve covered #SexualHarassment

From a talk Wednesday at Harvard.

Steele said she borrowed from lines in the movie to talk to her sources. Not sure these are the exact lines, but FYI.  sasha 1

We were worried about getting a small detail wrong and then they would drive a tractor trailer through the story…If there was anything we were not 100 percent sure about, we took it out.

More from Spotlight: This follows a delay in the story after 9/11. sasha 2

Vocal pro-Trump BU student won’t return to campus

CaptureIf you were in my Spring 17 class, you will recall that BU student and self-described “white advocate” Nicholas Fuentes ended up in some student videos arguing with other students at an anti-Trump rally on March Plaza.

According to The Globe, he won’t be there in the fall.

An 18-year-old who attended the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va.,says he is not returning to Boston University in the fall, in part because of death threats he has received for his political views.

“It’s becoming very dangerous,” Nicholas Fuentes said Tuesday in a phone interview.