#MeToo U: Sexual assault on campus

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Alex Stuckey of Houston Chronicle; Kenny Jacoby of Gannett/USA TODAY Network; Paula Lavigne of ESPN
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 10:15am
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Covering rape and sexual violence at universities comes with a whole range of obstacles, not the least of which is gaining trust of victims. Find out how to get – and vet – reports of sexual assault on college campuses through police reports, data, court cases, school files and other public records at public and private institutions. Get some advice on finding and building trust with sources, especially students, in the uniquely insular campus climate.  

Speaker Bios

  • Kenny Jacoby is an investigative data reporter for the USA TODAY Network. His stories on the topics of sexual assault and sports, often at the intersection of the two, have been recognized with national awards. He has a background in Python programming and enjoys scraping websites and PDFs.

  • Paula Lavigne has been an investigative reporter for ESPN since 2008, working for both digital and TV. She has a background in data journalism. Her work has been recognized with several awards including a Peabody, duPont and IRE's first sports investigation award. Prior to ESPN, she worked at newspapers in Dallas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Tacoma, Wash. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Creighton University.   

  • Alex Stuckey covers NASA, science and the environment for the Houston Chronicle. In 2017, she and four others at the Salt Lake Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for the reporting on the mishandling of sexual assault complaints at colleges in Utah. She graduated in 2012 from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. You can reach her at [email protected] or @alexdstuckey.

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