Tackling sexual harassment and misconduct

  • Event: 2018 Columbus Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Marisa Kwiatkowski of USA TODAY Network; Mike Rezendes of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:30am
  • Location: Dublin Integrated Education Ctr, Rm 132
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

The #MeToo movement has opened the floodgates for coverage of sexual harassment, misconduct and crimes. Get tips and advice on navigating the tricky topic, including ethical considerations, reporting strategies and follow-ups. Learn from Marisa Kwiatkowski, whose coverage of USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar received national acclaim, and from Mike Rezendes, whose work uncovering abuses by Catholic priests was featured in the Oscar-winning movie "Spotlight."

Speaker Bios

  • 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

  • Mike Rezendes is a former investigative reporter with The Boston Globe Spotlight Team and shared a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for revealing the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Mike was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, once for an investigation of the debt collection industry, and more recently for an exposé of the mental health care system in Massachusetts. In 2015, he was played by Mark Ruffalo in the Academy Award-winning movie, “Spotlight.”

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    The #MeToo movement has opened the floodgates for coverage of sexual harassment, misconduct and crimes. Get tips and advice on navigating the tricky topic, including ethical considerations, reporting strategies and follow-ups.