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Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain

Thursday, May 21, 2009


By Keith R. Schmitz

Here's a disturbing aspect of the decline in news staffs.

According to The New York Times as reported on the PoynterOnline site:
Lawyers opposed to the death penalty have in the past provided the broad outlines of cases to reporters, who then pursued witnesses and unearthed evidence. Now, lawyers tell Tim Arango, they have to do more of the work themselves and that means it often doesn't get done.

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