Brechner News

A conversation with Bethany Barnes, investigative reporter, The Oregonian

Bethany Barnes

Education reporter Bethany Barnes visited UF's College of Journalism and Communications in April 2018 to receive the Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for her reporting on the Portland school district's failed response to teacher sexual misconduct. She spoke with Ethan Magoc of WUFT News about her story, "Benefit of the Doubt," and the reaction it provoked.

Posted: August 27, 2018

Ethan: I’m Ethan Magoc, a journalist at the Innovation News Center at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. Today I’m speaking with Bethany Barnes. She’s a reporter at the Oregonian in Portland, Oregon and her 2017 story, called “Benefit of the Doubt,” won our Brechner Center for Freedom of Information’s annual award. She’s visiting Gainesville and UF this week. So, Bethany, how long have you for the Oregonian and how long have you covered the topic that you do? Bethany: Thanks so much for having me. Yeah, I’ve worked at the Oregonian since July 2016. I cover…

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