10/17/2015 Jonathan Taylor

Media EXPLOSION highlights Boys & Men in Education as key resource

Are you sitting down for this? I hope so.

When I decided to take on the work of creating the Lawsuits database sixteen months ago I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. I didn’t have the technical skill at the time to do anything fancy. All I had was a list of eighteen or so lawsuits. Questions abounded: how to organize and present the data? Which data points will be particularly useful to victims, parents, reporters, attorneys, advocates, and so forth?

Working mostly on nights and weekends, I put together a table of lawsuits tracking a few data points. As the coding structure became too cumbersome to be sustainable a better solution was required. So I converted the table into a database that had several advantages over the old table, including pagination, search, and sorting functions. I also expanded the number of data points tracked in each case by 50% (from six to nine), and added a Changelog so users can track updates more easily.

In the not-too-distant future I will be making an even bigger upgrade.

We are now sitting at roughly ninety cases, with several to add soon. Building the database has required a lot of commitment – but that is bearing fruit. Piqued with intrigue by the database, many reporters in the mainstream media interviewed and cited my work and this website – roughly sixty times before September 24th.

In a mere three weeks later, I am approaching one hundred and sixty. In other words, in the last three weeks there has been an explosion of over one hundred media citations, interviews, and references of my work.

Those include names like NPR, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, and The Associated Press. I am particularly grateful to The Associated Press. As it is a syndicated publication, their article was republished to over one hundred news sites, kicking the exposure into overdrive. Those sites include The New York Times, CBS, Houston Chronicle, NBC, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, and countless others.

I stopped counting at one hundred.

I managed to record several of the interviews, which you can view below. And below the videos you can see a sample of news sites that republished the Associated Press article.


List of news sites that republished the Associated Press article

I stopped counting at 100:

  1. ABC
  2. ABC 2 WBAY
  3. ABC 6 News – KAALTV
  4. ABC News 8
  5. ABC News 10
  6. ABC 27 News
  7. Access WDUN
  8. AM 860 – The Answer
  9. Appeal-Democat
  10. Artesia News
  11. Beatrice Daily Sun
  12. Beaumont Enterprise
  13. Burleson Star News
  14. Capital Journal
  15. CBS – WRBL
  16. Chico Enterprise-Record News
  17. CNS News
  18. Contra Costa Times
  19. Corvallis Gazette-Times
  20. CT Post
  21. Graham Leader
  22. Greenwhich Time
  23. Daily Journal
  24. Fairfield Citizen
  25. Federal News Radio 1500 AM
  26. Herald-Standard
  27. Hickory Record
  28. Houston Chronicle
  29. Imperial Valley Press
  30. KIMT
  31. KLFI News 10
  32. KOIN 6
  33. KOTA News Radio 1380
  34. KQRE News 13
  35. KSL
  36. KTIV News 4
  37. KWQC TV 6
  38. Las Vegas Sun
  39. Mercury News
  40. Monterey Herald
  41. Muscatine Journal
  42. My San Antonio
  43. My Town
  44. NBC
  45. NBC – KXAN
  46. NBC – News 2
  47. NBC – WSAV 3
  48. Newsday
  49. NewsTimes
  50. News Talk 990AM – Philadelphia
  51. OA Online
  52. Pantagraph
  53. Post Bulletin
  54. Rapid City Journal
  55. Reading Eagle
  56. Salem Radio Network News
  57. San Antonio Express News
  58. San Francisco Chronicle
  59. San Francisco Gate
  60. San Jose Mercury News
  61. Seattle PI
  62. Stamford Advocate
  63. Star Tribune
  64. Statesville Record & Landmark
  65. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  66. The Bradford Era
  67. The Brownsville Herald
  68. The Columbian
  69. The Daily Public
  70. The Denver Post
  71. The Evening Sun
  72. The Gazette
  73. The Journal Times
  74. The Montana Standard
  75. The News Herald
  76. The New York Times
  77. The Republic
  78. The Reporter
  79. The San Diego Union Tribune
  80. The Sentinel
  81. The Volante
  82. The Washington Post
  83. The Washington Times
  84. The York Daily Record
  85. Times E-News: Magic Valley
  86. Times-Herald News
  87. Times Standard News
  88. Times Union
  89. Voice of Alexandria
  90. Washington’s Top News
  91. Watertown Public Opinion
  92. WBTW News 13
  93. WHEC News 10
  94. WISH TV 8
  95. WKRG News 5
  96. WLFI News 18
  97. WLNS 6
  98. WNCN
  99. WSPA News 7
  100. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
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Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.
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Jonathan Taylor Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.

Comments (4)

  1. thewatercarrier

    Brilliant work. This is really important! Well done.


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