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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Report: Covering the Police in Times of Crisis

The University of Southern California Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism has published an excellent report available online here. It was prepared by Joe Domanick, a Senior Fellow for Criminal Justice at the Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism for a symposiuim at the Institute.

The report appears to do a responsible job of explaining the challenges faced by journalists covering the police. It discusses the some of the conflicts that exist (as they sometimes should) between the two occupations. It also explains why journalists and their employers sometimes fail to report as aggressively as they should about police conduct that crosses the line into misconduct.


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