Joette Richards, (262)894-2224
Featuring Megan Twohey of the New York Times
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Press Club and On The Issues with Mike Gousha will present a conversation on May 11 with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter Megan Twohey. The event will run from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Eckstein Hall at the Marquette University Law School, 1215 W. Michigan Street. Later that evening, Twohey and colleague Jodi Kantor will be honored with the Sacred Cat Award at the press club’s annual Gridiron Dinner.
Twohey is among those 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 Kantor revealed sexual harassment allegations dating back decades against Harvey Weinstein, then a powerful Hollywood producer. Their reporting led to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded to The New York Times and a George Polk Award honoring “intrepid journalism.” Both awards were shared with The New Yorker and reporting by Ronan Farrow.
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 J. 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 Twohey’s conversation with Gousha, they will talk about the investigative process, the challenges facing investigation journalism, and her commitment to covering issues affecting women and children.
Admission to On The Issues With Mike Gousha is free but you must register in advance. Register here.