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May 2, 2018
MILWAUKEE — New York Times investigative reporter Megan Twohey will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Friday, May 11, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall.
Twohey is credited with helping ignite the global #MeToo movement and sparking a national dialogue about the realities of sexual harassment and assault for women in all walks of life. Last fall, reporting by Twohey and fellow New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor revealed sexual harassment allegations dating back decades against Harvey Weinstein, then a powerful Hollywood producer. Their reporting won a George Polk Award honoring intrepid journalism, and played a central role in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism that was jointly awarded to the New York Times and the New Yorker for reporting on this issue.
This "On the Issues" event is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, which will honor Twohey and Kantor at its annual Gridiron Dinner on Friday night, May 11.
Twohey, who worked as a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 2003 to 2007, has focused much of her attention on the treatment of women and children. During the 2016 presidential race, Twohey reported a series of stories of women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. In 2014, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for an investigative series called "The Child Exchange" that uncovered an underground network of parents giving away foreign-born, adopted children to strangers they met on the internet.
During her visit, Twohey will discuss the investigative process, the challenges facing investigative journalism and her commitment to covering issues affecting women and children.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.