SHOWCASE: Investigating sexual misconduct and #MeToo

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Brett Anderson of The Times-Picayune; Amy Brittain of The Washington Post; Rebecca Corbett of The New York Times; Marisa Kwiatkowski of USA TODAY Network; Beth Reinhard of The Washington Post; Bernice Yeung of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Oceans 5-8
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by Bernice Yeung, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

It was a year of reckoning for prominent men accused of sexual harassment, abuse and assault. Go behind the scenes of #MeToo coverage with key journalists who reported and edited major stories involving President Trump, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, CBS news host Charlie Rose, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar and New Orleans chef John Besh. Panelists will share lessons learned from the investigations that can guide coverage of sexual misconduct in any community.

Speaker Bios

  • Anderson joined The Times-Picayune as restaurant critic and features writer in 2000. He was a 2013 Nieman Fellow and on the staff awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His work has also won 2 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards, the 2010 Scripps Howard Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting and the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times.

  • Amy Brittain teamed up with reporter Irin Carmon last fall to break the news of sexual harassment by television host Charlie Rose. In 2016, she was part of a team of Post reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize for chronicling fatal shootings by police officers. Before joining The Post, she was the winner of the George Polk Award for exposing rampant use of anabolic steroids by police officers in New Jersey. 

  • Marisa Kwiatkowski is an investigative reporter for USA TODAY. She handles investigations relating to social services and children. Marisa has earned more than 50 awards, including the 2019 Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism, IRE's Tom Renner Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service and Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She previously worked for media outlets in Indiana, South Carolina and Michigan. @IndyMarisaK

  • Beth Reinhard is on the investigations team at The Washinton Post. Her stories on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore won a Toner Prize and a Polk award. She previously covered national politics at The Wall Street Journal and National Journal magazine. She also covered politics at her hometown paper, The Miami Herald. Beth has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. @BethReinhard 

  • Bernice Yeung is a reporter with ProPublica who covers business, labor and employment. Previously, she was with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting where she was a member of the award-winning "Rape in the Fields" and "Rape on the Night Shift" reporting teams. She is the author of "In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers" (The New Press, 2018), which documents the extreme workplace sexual harassment that immigrant women face in low-wage work. @bmyeung

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