IndyStar reporters visit HSJI, talk Larry Nassar investigation

The Indiana University Media School hosted two IndyStar journalists in the Franklin Commons

IndyStar investigative reporter Tim Evans and photographer Bob Scheer discussed their multiyear investigation into sexual harassment accusations against USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar with journalism students at Indiana University’s High School Journalism Institute.

Evans began the press conference by discussing how their team rolled out its investigation, starting the from the beginning. While investigating a case at an Indianapolis independent school, another IndyStar Investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski received a tip regarding sexual misconduct within USA Gymnastics.

When the IndyStar’s team began its investigation, Nassar was not necessarily the target.

“We didn’t know anything about Larry Nassar,” Evans said.

But as story about Nassar reached publication quality, Evans reached out to him for a comment. To Evan’s surprise, Nassar chose to invite him to conduct an interview, which …
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