Source:Bente Birkeland, Jim Brunner and Joel Ebert
Affiliation:KUNC Radio, The Seattle Times and The Tennessean
From city halls to statehouses across the country, politicians are facing scrutiny like never before. Secrets about sexual impropriety and misdeeds once brushed aside as mere rumor have gained traction, in part to because of the #MeToo movement. Learn from state government and political reporters who have uncovered sexual misconduct allegations against elected officials. They will give tips on how to access investigation reports that are difficult to find or not considered open records, build and maintain relationships with reluctant sources who are afraid to speak out, vet information, and manage the fallout.