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Ronan Farrow, Ben Smith, and the problem of the superstar journalist
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Ronan Farrow, Ben Smith, and the problem of the superstar journalist

Published: May 20, 2020  |  6 min read, 1192 words
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The voice of journalismMay 19, 2020“Is Ronan Farrow too good to be true?” With that question—which, let’s be honest, we’ve all thought at one point or another—Ben Smith, the New York Times media columnist, made the case that the answer is “yes,” and launched a New York media spat for the ages. , Smith allowed that he’d long “marveled” over Farrow’s ability “to shine a light on some of the defining stories of our time,” but that “some aspects of his work made me wonder if Mr. Farrow didn’t, at times, fly a little too close to the sun.” He then proceeded to comb through Farrow’s back... READ MORE
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