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‘She Said’ wins favorite journalism book in 2020 Book Bracket final

“She Said,” by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, is the 2020 Book Bracket champion. 

The title narrowly bested journalism classic “All The President’s Men,” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, in the final round of the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s inaugural Book Bracket. Throughout April, voters narrowed the original pool of 64 titles submitted as readers’ favorite journalism books.  

All of the top titles submitted are winners: They’ll be featured in the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library later this year.

Both finalists illustrate how tenacious journalism can instigate justice and ignite change.

In their book, Kantor and Twohey chronicle the investigative reporting behind their New York Times coverage, breaking the Harvey Weinstein story that ended his career and catalyzed the #MeToo sexual abuse and sexual harassment movement. The reporters received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage. 

Journalism school favorite “All The President’s Men” details Woodward and Bernstein’s investigation into the 1972 break-in at the Watergate Office Building and discovery of deep-seeded scandal in the Nixon administration. Their work led to numerous government investigations and Nixon’s eventual resignation. The Washington Post’s coverage earned a Pulitzer Prize.