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Investigative Reporting and Police Accountability

Event Date:

March 20, 2024 | 4:30 PM EDT TO 6:00 PM EDT


Swarthmore College
Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room

Swarthmore, PA 19081

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'Goon Squad'

A sheriff's office unit beat, tortured, sexually assaulted, planted evidence, and falsely charged...

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What role can journalism play in exposing corruption and abuses of power in the police force? In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center, Swarthmore College is creating space for a discussion with investigative journalists Jerry Mitchell, Ilyssa Daly, and Linn Washington Jr. on the role of investigative reporting in the context of police brutality and misconduct. 

Ted Gup, the Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change, will moderate the panel and a question-and-answer period that follows. 

Mitchell and Daly worked together as part of a team of investigative journalists for the Pulitzer Center-supported project Goon Squad. Mitchell is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” and founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. 

Daly, a local investigative reporter at The New York Times, graduated in 2022 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in investigative reporting at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. 

Washington is a professor at Temple University, where he teaches courses in investigative reporting, journalism law, multimedia reporting, and news writing while also continuing to work as a professional journalist. 

Swarthmore is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium network.


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