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Title IX

Sex is one of the most difficult topics that journalists cover. Make the topic allegations of sexual misconduct or assault involving students at a school, and the emotions — and risks — become especially intense. 

So journalists covering Title IX — the federal law that bans discrimination based on sex in education programs — should be especially careful.

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Data/Research: Title IX
Maintaining sensitivity to the topic of paramount importance when covering sexual assault and Title IX. Consider the following resources as you seek background on the issue
History and Background: Title IX
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