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Showcase panels at IRE18 to feature #MeToo movement, newspaper leaders

We’re excited to share details on two showcase panels taking place at IRE18 in Orlando. We hope you’ll make plans to attend one or both of these sessions.

SHOWCASE: Doubling down on investigative reporting

Friday, June 15, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

In an epic newspaper competition, The New York Times and Washington Post both have invested significant resources to watchdog journalism in recent years. Both have broken major stories on the Trump administration, sexual harassment and other issues on the national agenda. At the same time, both newspapers have reached record readership levels.

Get an inside perspective from Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, and Marty Baron, executive editor of the Post. The lively, insightful conversation will be moderated by Cynthia McFadden, senior investigative and legal correspondent for NBC News.


SHOWCASE: Investigating sexual misconduct and #MeToo

Friday, June 15, from 5-6 pm

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, 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.

Speakers include Brett Anderson of The Times-Picayune, Amy Brittain of The Washington Post, Rebecca Corbett of The New York Times, Marisa Kwiatkowski of The Indianapolis Star and Beth Reinhard of The Washington Post. Bernice Yeung of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting will moderate.

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