Decline in Investigative Reporting Will Hurt Wrongly Convicted
A fancy extra-wide flat screen high resolution low glare monitor might help you process information quickly, but it just isn't as satisfying as getting smudgy newsprint on your fingers while paging through the Sunday New York Times. Electronic information is nonetheless winning over information consumers, to the detriment of newspapers. Declining circulation leads to less advertising revenue which leads to layoffs of reporters and editors.
Wrongly convicted prisoners and their lawyers have in the past relied on investigative reporters to uncover evidence to prove their innocence. They can no longer count on that valuable tool for unearthing the truth.
[Lawyers] say many fewer cases are being pursued by journalists, after a spate of exonerations several years ago based on the work of reporters.
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