The Broadsheet: June 19th

June 19, 2017, 11:53 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Megyn Kelly’s controversial Alex Jones segment finally airs, Girl Scouts will soon be able to hack their way to a cyber security badge, and the Cosby case ends in a mistrial—for now. Have a productive Monday.


 Not over yet. Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. The jurors deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before telling the judge they couldn't agree on whether the comedian drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.

Prosecutors say they will retry Cosby, who remains charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The Washington Post has a preview of how the likely retrial might differ from the original.

Other than a statement from her legal team, Constand has remained silent about the mistrial thus far. But Time's Charlotte Alter spoke to Linda Kirkpatrick, another one of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault (she is not involved in the current case). Kirkpatrick says she still has hope that justice will be done and is willing to testify in the next trial, should the judge allow it. To her, the mistrial underscored how difficult it is for rape victims to get justice in the court system. "It isn’t about Bill Cosby for me," she said. "It’s about opening the eyes of the populace and the justice system, stop revictimizing the victims, and just look at the fact that a crime is being committed."

She hopes that allowing more accusers to testify would help puncture the cocoon of the celebrity that surrounds Cosby—who played on his past role as "America's Dad" throughout the trial. "Who they think someone is does not trump my experience," says Kirkpatrick.


 Megyn's moment. Megyn Kelly's controversial interview with conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones finally aired last night. She began it by addressing the concerns raised: “Some thought we shouldn’t broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous...But here’s the thing: Alex Jones isn’t going away.” While some viewers will undoubtedly think Kelly didn't go far enough in her interrogation, she did not let Jones off easy. When talking about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (which Jones has said is a hoax), she hit hard: “All of the parents decided to come out and lie about their dead children?”  New York Times

 Next in line. Meet Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the woman who would take over the investigation into the Trump team's ties with Russia should her boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, recuse himself—a development that is becoming a real possibility.  Vox

From cookies to coding. The Girl Scouts announced a new partnership with Palo Alto Networks to create a series of cybersecurity badges for girls who demonstrate mastery of Internet security. The move is part of the Scouts' longstanding commitment to boosting girls' interest in STEM—a tradition that dates back to two of the organization's very first badges, which were awarded for mastery of construction and electrical work.  Fortune

 Land lover. Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario says her company will sue the White House if President Trump carries through with threats to undo President Obama's move to set aside Bears Ears National Monument, 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah, as federally protected public lands. Huffington Post

 A look back at London. This week, we'll highlight the full video of the onstage interviews from our recent Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in London. First up: Fortune's Maithreyi Seetharaman speaking to Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt. YouTube

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Emma Carmichael is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Yvonne Wassenaar, former chief information officer at New Relic Inc., has been named CEO of drone services company Airware.


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here's some of the best of what we heard last week.

Help yourself. The key to getting a great letter of recommendation is, well, writing it yourself, says Jessica Philipp, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Humanities & Sciences. Think about what you want to highlight about yourself and which skills you can bring to the company. Fortune

 Out of office. Beth Ford, COO at Land O’Lakes, writes that company headquarters aren't the best places for recent college graduates. Instead, she recommends going out into the field: "It might be less glamorous, but you will gain a wealth of firsthand insights and knowledge about business and customers at the ground level.” Fortune

 Team up. She may work for a female-dominated company now, but Rodan + Fields CEO Diane Dietz knows what it’s like to be surrounded by men at the office. If you’re outnumbered, don’t be afraid to ask why the next hire can’t be a woman, she says. After all, diverse teams have a better chance at delivering stronger results. Fortune


 Behind the backchannel. This intriguing story introduced me to two women who are playing a major role in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North Korea. The first is Suzanne DiMaggio of the New America Foundation, who helped establish an unofficial channel with the North Koreans early last year. Then there's Madame Choi Sun Hee, who has been a major player in nuclear and missile negotiations dating back to Bill Clinton's administration. WSJ

 Waters weighs in. Given Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters' history of advocating for local, sustainable food, it's perhaps unsurprising that she decided to weigh in on Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, tweeting at Jeff Bezos: "It is time to demand that produce comes from farmers who are taking care of the land, to require meat and seafood to come from operations that are not depleting natural resources." Fortune

 It gets...worse? Fortune's Maddie Farber breaks down a disturbing new report that finds that millennial women are worse off than baby boomers in terms of economic equality, health, and overall wellbeing.  Fortune

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