The reporting team for the campus sexual assault investigation includes the journalists below, and was made possible with a grant from the McCormick Foundation.
Read the stories:
- Privacy Laws Prevent Sex Assault Investigations
- Rape Prevention Fails when it’s Focused on the Wrong Rapist
- Video: Privacy vs Prosecution
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is a master’s degree candidate in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado whose interests include data visualization and map-making. She’s written stories about garbage, dairy farming,air pollution, and spider hunters. Before moving to Colorado, Jordan was a science teacher in South Korea. She loves to run and is currently training for her seventh marathon.
Lauren Seaton is a second-year master’s degree candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to graduate school, she spent five years with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, working as a Food and Beverage Manager in Avon, Colo. A New Hampshire native, she graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and studio art. For the past seven years she has called Colorado home.
Andrea Sutherland is a master’s degree candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado. Sutherland has worked for Climbing magazine, the Climbing Wall Association and the University of Colorado in various media roles. When not working, Sutherland enjoys all that Boulder has to offer including rock climbing and snow boarding. Sutherland graduated from DePauw University in 2007.
Mike Koshmrl is a second year graduate student at CU, with a focus on environmental journalism. Born, raised and schooled as an undergraduate in Minnesota, he spent his lone year in the real world working as a tutor in a North Minneapolis-division of the AmeriCorps. Since embarking on his ill-timed journalism endeavor, he has written for newspapers in Summit County and Fort Collins, Colo., and Fairbanks, Alaska. In his spare time Mike can be found fly fishing, playing basketball, flailing around on skis, or prone in the cemetery near his house with a good book.
Elizabeth Miller has been living in Denver and reporting on higher education issues in Colorado for two years. In that time she has covered student marches, higher education budget cuts, and veteran students’ concerns. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in newsgathering for print from the University of Colorado.
Jim Sheeler is a “scholar in residence” at the University of Colorado and freelance reporter. He won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing while reporting for the Rocky Mountain News. Sheeler is the author of “Final Salute” (The Penguin Press) and “Obit” (Penguin Group). He previously contributed to “Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007” (CQ Press), and “Life on the Death Beat,” (Marion Press). Sheeler has won numerous national writing awards and served as a featured guest speaker for military and journalism organizations. He has a B.A. in journalism from Colorado State University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado.
Laura Frank is director of I-News, the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network. I-News delivers multimedia reports to news outlets across the Rocky Mountain region and is a founding member of the national nonprofit Investigative News Network. Frank, a Denver native, has nearly two decades experience at daily newspapers, radio and public television. She was an investigative reporter at the Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. Her stories have won top awards in both print and broadcast, and helped release innocent people from prison, protect abused children, and win aid for sick nuclear weapons workers.