Breaking the Story: The Fight for and Transformative Power of Hard Truths
At a time of skepticism about the news media, Farrow has become one of the world's most prominent investigative reporters. In an affecting, uncensored talk, he pulls back the curtain on the old-school, scrappy detective work that allowed him to break some of the biggest stories in recent memory, the obstacles that have forced him and other journalists to put everything on the line to fight for the truth, and the seismic cultural impact of his stories.
The Sexual Abuse Reckoning
Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct, in Hollywood and beyond. As industry after industry attempts to confront long-unexamined demons in this area, Farrow offers a blueprint of the “dos” and “don’ts” of efforts to create accountability, and discusses the poignant personal stories of abuse, in his family and beyond, that led him to report so passionately on the topic.
The Power of the Next Generation
As a youth activist The New York Times once called “the youngest old guy in the room,” Ronan Farrow has years of experience bridging the divide between old school institutions – from the US government to major corporations – and a restless generation empowered by rapidly changing technology. Using examples and moving personal stories drawn from around the world, Farrow takes an affecting, rebellious look at the challenges of connecting with the next generation.
Building the Modern Humanitarian and Global Citizen
Too many organizations adopt splashy causes and fail to affect meaningful change – and too many people are left disillusioned and skeptical of their ability to make a difference. Ronan Farrow has witnessed the worst and the best of humanitarian and development efforts. He looks at how to confront the uncertainty and presents powerful illustrations of organizations and individuals revitalizing themselves as global citizens who are willing to take action on the world’s greatest challenges.
Ronan Farrow receives rave reviews at back-to-back events
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter RONAN FARROW wowed audiences at back-to-back events, first sharing his insights for an audience of 2,000 at the Frederick Speaker Series, and then at PwC's Diversity and Inclusion program. A tremendously informative and engaging speaker, Farrow had the audience at both events tweeting praise such as: "Super thrilled to hear @RonanFarrow speak tonight at @WeinbergCenter. Crazy engaging and articulate. Thanks to the work he does, I like to hope my daughters have a fairer shot at a safe workplace."; "Thank you @RonanFarrow for coming to @WeinbergCenter. Enjoyed you immensely. Keep up your excellent work!"; "It was a privilege to watch in person such an inspiring conversation about #GenderEquality with @RonanFarrow." A contributing writer for The New Yorker—which published his culture-shifting series of stories on sexual assault and harassment—and documentary filmmaker for HBO, Farrow shares candid and powerful lessons on our politics and culture today. His bestselling book "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of the American Influence" was hailed as delivering "lively writing, astute commentary, and plenty of great stories, laced through with passion and outrage," in The Washington Post, and his revolutionary investigative reporting continues to make headlines and an impact. He receives rave reviews at each an every engagement such as: "He sure did knock it out of the park...My goal with our meeting was that every attendee leave feeling hopeful, energized and inspired, and [his] keynote truly made that impact." (Blackbaud)
Ronan Farrow: HWA Chat
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist RONAN FARROW dropped by HWA, and we met the man behind the spotlight. Ronan shared personal stories from his life and career, ranging from lessons learned in a multi-cultural/multi-race family of 14, to having a first-hand and very personal understanding of the disenfranchised, to the people and experiences that shaped his spirit for public service.Watch Ronan's HWA Chat >>
Ronan Farrow in the news
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the 2018 George Polk Award, and named one of TIME"s "100 Most Influential People of 2018," Ronan Farrow's views are in high demand in the media. Follow his latest appearances here.
Ronan Farrow makes headlines for awards and work
Investigative reporter RONAN FARROW was both awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018" for his culture-shifting reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. Awarded along with Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor of The New York Times, the Pulitzer Prize committee recognized Farrow's, “explosive, impactful journalism... spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women,” and as the TIME tribute cited, "Their hard work and impeccable journalism have changed attitudes, behavior, conversations, norms, laws and policies, yielding enormous personal and public good." Beyond his grounbreaking work with The New Yorker, Farrow has also signed an exclusive three-year deal with HBOto develop and be featured in a series of investigative documentary specials, and just released a book War on Peace, which is a harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy. The book was an instant Amazon and New York Times #1 Bestseller, and Farrow has been making headlines in virtually every major outlet as he's been sought-out for interviews by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ABC's Good Morning America, CBS' This Morning, TIME, The New Yorker, SLATE, NPR, Preet Bharara's podcast and more, shedding light on everything from Tillerson's short-lived tenure as Secretary of State to lessons on investigative journalism. He has taken his powerful message to audiences nationwide, delivering compelling speeches at Colgate Univerisrty, Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2018, Gonzaga University, and more. His recent commencement address at Loyola Marymount University made headlines in The Washington Post, Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, and more, thanks to his inspiring message on rising up and trusting your inner voice.
Ronan Farrow wins the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
Investigative reporter RONAN FARROW was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his culture-shifting reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and abuse of power. Awarded along with Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor of The New York Times, the Pulitzer Prize committee recognized the journalists’, “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.” Farrow’s first article for The New Yorker, a seven-thousand-word investigation, shared the stories of multiple women who were assaulted by the film executive and served as a lightning rod for the important conversation surrounding workplace harassment and abuse of power. Farrow’s initial article was followed up with several subsequent New Yorker pieces, and Farrow has spoken up and shed light on the sobering details surrounding his investigations on NPR, Rachel Maddow, ABC This Week, and more, providing powerful commentary on his reporting and its implications. He has taken his powerful message to audiences nationwide, discussing the standards of journalism and impact and future of the Me Too movement at Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2018, Youngstown State University, Gonzaga University, and Colgate, inspiring tweets of praise such as: “Great to listen to @RonanFarrow at the #LibertyAward. Stunning keynote!”; “Re-inspired to make the world a better place by keynote @RonanFarrow”; “Keynote @LibertyAward by the great and courageous journalist and fighter for the freedom of press @RonanFarrow.” Dedicated to sharing the stories of those who are often silenced, Farrow also just signed an exclusive three-year deal with HBO to develop an investigative docu-series.
Ronan Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in law and policy, a contest he has gone on to judge. Last month he won the world's most prestigious journalist award, the Pulitzer Prize, for his reporting on sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein. In April he published a new book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, which gives a unique insight into US foreign policy, and what many describe as US resignation in global leadership. In this book, Farrow interviews all of America's former living secretary of state.
Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special adviser for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. Farrow is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.