Killing of RJ reporter seen as ‘an excellent case’

In advance of a Clark County official was arrested this thirty day period in the deadly stabbing of a Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal reporter, it experienced been at minimum 3 decades since an American journalist’s murder was tied to an elected formal.

Jeff German, an investigative reporter, was observed lifeless outdoors his residence on Sept. 3. Four days later on, Las Vegas law enforcement arrested Clark County Community Administrator Robert Telles — whose tumultuous time in office environment was the matter of German’s reporting — in connection with the killing.

In the very last 3 decades, 13 journalists in the United States have been killed in relation to their perform, in accordance to facts that the Committee to Secure Journalists has gathered in that time. That includes 5 Maryland journalists who have been shot and killed in 2018 by a gunman angry around the newspaper’s coverage of him.

None of people fatalities has occur at the fingers of an elected official, according to Carlos Martínez de la Serna with the committee, a nonprofit organization that promotes press independence globally.

However, he acknowledged, harassment and threats are not unheard of for journalists.

In the context of the committee’s information from the past

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Anatomy of a significant investigative tale in LA: 5 yrs later on, a reporter and his editors continue being violently at odds

It is a familiar tale in the news organization. A challenging-charging investigative reporter bangs on doors, functions relentlessly and resourcefully, and turns in a draft, psyched to see his scoop in print.

The reporter’s editors say the story needs a lot more perform. That doesn’t go over perfectly. Shouted accusations ensue in conferences around the coming weeks and months.

This kind of acrimonious sausage-creating most usually stays in-home. Now, an occasion has burst into the open up with the publication this week of Paul Pringle’s “Bad Town: Peril and Electricity in the City of Angels.” (An excerpt ran final week in The Hollywood Reporter)

The book chronicles Pringle’s work at the Los Angeles Periods uncovering wrongdoing at the University of Southern California — specifically the story of a medical university dean located in a hotel home in the enterprise of a youthful lady who experienced overdosed on meth.

In media circles, the a lot more explosive element of Pringle’s e-book is an accusation that his editors tried to destroy the tale, then weakened it by deleting some of his best content, just before it was ultimately published a few months later on.

Not so, claims Marc Duvoisin, then the

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