How do journalists vet sexual harassment claims?

Sexual harassment claims don’t magically wind up in the paper or on television. This week’s episode of the ABC27 podcast On Deadline takes you behind the scenes to see the process of researching, vetting, and deciding to publish claims of wrongdoing.

Dennis Owens, Amanda St. Hilaire, and Kendra Nichols talk to fellow journalists Angela Couloumbis from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Liz Navratil from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about why this type of reporting is so difficult, how they sort through mountains of information and stories, and the overall impact sexual harassment reports are having on Pennsylvania.

Subscribe to On Deadline in Apple Podcasts (iTunes), on your Android, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also listen on StitcherTuneIn, or in the player above.

Write a reviewsend us an email, or message us on Facebook to share your thoughts or suggest a topic for discussion. You can also record voice memos and email them to us at 

Below are links and references from this week’s episode:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s