Coverage of #MeToo in student media

Since Fall 2017, when The New York Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's long history of sexual assault and harassment, the Student Press Law Center has received more calls and questions than ever from students reporting on these issues. 

While major media outlets took on celebrities and other powerful figures, student journalists — with the help of the SPLC — faced down their own schools, fighting for facts and transparency. 

The Daily Tar Heel

Eliot Engstrom, a member of the SPLC's Attorney Referral Network filed an amicus brief in support of The Tar Heel as it fought the University of North Carolina for access to public records of sexual harassment and assault. 
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The Breeze

SPLC Senior Legal Counsel Mike Hiestand is quoted in this story by The Breeze about a James Madison University student who was warned not to talk to the media about her case. 
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The AS Review

Hiestand also gave context about transparency and sexual assault records in this story about a Western Washington University student who was suspended for sexual assault, then readmitted after one year.
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Michigan State’s student newspaper on the frontlines of covering the Larry Nassar sex abuse case

Months before the nation began tuning into the emotional proceedings of the Larry Nassar scandal, The State News was investigating charges of serial molestation by the USA and MSU Gymnastics team physician.
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SPLC Webinar: Reporting on sexual assault on campus

(Part two: Public records and sexual assault reporting)

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