TITLE

Asking Questions in Small-Town America Can Be Dangerous

AUTHOR(S)
SWINDLER, SAMANTHA
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the plight of investigative journalism in rural America. It describes the dangers faced by the news reporting team of the "Times-Tribune" newspaper in Corbin, Kentucky during its investigation of Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge for alleged evidence tampering and corruption. The author writes about his decision to buy a pistol after city policemen warned him to be careful. The article notes the consequent arrest and conviction of Sheriff Hodge, and advice for aspiring reporters to be brave in asking tough questions.
ACCESSION #
60076583

 

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