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Saturday, May 4 • 10:15am - 11:05am
Assault, Accusations and Accountability: Breaking a #MeToo Story

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Reporters in the #MeToo era have uncovered devastating accusations against some of the most prominent men in our nation and communities. This conversation will feature Washington Post journalist Emma Brown, who first reported Christine Blasey Ford’s assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone, who reported rape accusations against Seattle music mogul David Meinert last year. They will discuss the challenges of reporting out these accusations, the response to that reporting, and the ways that this era of revelation is changing our journalism, our politics and our culture. 

Moderators
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Rachel La Corte

Correspondent, The Associated Press
Rachel La Corte started her career with The Associated Press in Miami in 1997 and has covered Washington state politics and elections as head of the Olympia office since January 2005. She has broken news on sexual discrimination at the state Lottery and on allegations of sexual harassment... Read More →

Speakers
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Emma Brown

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post
Emma Brown is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post. She wrote the story in which Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh, then a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, of sexual assault when they were both in high school. Brown worked as a wilderness... Read More →
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Sydney Brownstone

Online editor, KUOW
Sydney is an award-winning journalist who came to KUOW from reporting on criminal justice and enterprise stories for Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger. There, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her work breaking the story of a Seattle journalist who created... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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