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.
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Below are links and references from this week’s episode:
- Pa. Senate security chief resigns after harassment complaints
- State Fire Commissioner resigns after harassment claim
- Ex-staffers: Sen. Daylin Leach crossed line with sex talk, inappropriate touching
- Daylin Leach: What I’ve Learned
- #MeToo, Daylin Leach, and the wave about to hit our workplaces
- Pa. House Democrats spent $248,000 to settle sexual harassment complaint against lawmaker