Washington Post investigative journalist Josh White will discuss how law enforcement can work with the media during ongoing sex crime cases and how such media coverage can help the public. Using the “East Coast Rapist” investigation and other cases he has covered as examples, Josh will talk about the reporting process, strategies for working with the media, and will take questions.
Josh White is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post’s Metro section and serves as a Metro weekend editor. Josh joined the Post in 1998 and for six years covered police and courts in Virginia, ending with the Washington-area sniper case. For the next four years he was a military correspondent, covering the Pentagon, embedding with troops in Iraq, and writing about military criminal justice. Since October 2008, Josh’s investigations have focused on law enforcement and sex offenses, including projects about a former high school teacher’s 30-year trail of abuse, the search for and arrest of the suspected “East Coast Rapist,” and the effects of sexual abuse by a youth director at a Washington-area church.
This session will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 10:15 until 11:45 am. Josh White is also presenting, “Kevin Ricks: Inappropriate Teachings” along with Dave Abbott and Steven Miller this same day from 1:15 until 2:45 pm.
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