How I Got That Story: Scouts Honor Betrayed

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The Scripps National Investigative Team examined the Boy Scouts of America’s “ineligible to volunteer” files to gauge whether attempts to stem child sex abuse within the organization were working. Over a period of six months, the 10 journalists from Scripps’ broadcast, print and digital divisions reviewed 30,000 documents and presented their findings in a three-part series. They showed scouts’ pleas for help were ignored, while poor background checks enabled suspected molesters to move from troop to troop. Their probe into the decades-old confidential files raised concerns about the quality of youth protection today and sought answers to the question: How do organizations keep their young charges safe?



Wednesday, January 16

2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Register by 5 p.m. January 15

Meet Your Presenters 

Topics Speakers Will Cover

Building the team

• Putting together a multi-platform plan

• Document review and analysis

• National scope and execution

Lawan Hamilton picLawan Hamilton

National Investigative Team

The E.W. Scripps Company

Washington, D.C.


Carol Guensburg picCarol Guensburg

Assistant Content Editor

Scripps Howard News Service

Washington, D.C.


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To hear the whole story, register for this webinar here by 5 p.m. on January 15.