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Fridays at Newcomb: Amy Brittain

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor

"Lessons learned from the making of “Canary”, The Washington Post’s groundbreaking podcast about survivors of sexual assault"

Investigative reporter Amy Brittainjoined The Washington Post in 2013 and has since specialized in coverage related to criminal justice and sexual assault, harassment and misconduct. In 2016, she was part of a team of Post reporters to win the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for a groundbreaking database effort to track fatal police shootings across the country. She has also been awarded a George Polk Award for reporting on steroid abuse by law enforcement, a Mirror Award for breaking the story of sexual misconduct by TV host Charlie Rose and a James Beard Award for investigative reporting. She has twice been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards, which honor the top young journalists in the United States. Her podcast, “Canary: The Washington Post Investigates,” was named by Apple Podcasts as one of the top 12 podcasts of 2020 and was awarded the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She was born and raised in Shreveport, La., and studied journalism at Louisiana State University and at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, where she earned her master’s degree.

Fridays at Newcomb is a free lunch and lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines. Please note that non-Tulane guests must provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within the past 72 hours.

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