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Investigative Journalism

  • A conversation with investigative reporter and founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Jerry Mitchell about how his work led to convictions of KKK members in the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, the 1966 fatal firebombing of NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer, and the killings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Mitchell comes to FGCU for free lecture that’s open to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
  • The Florida Center for Government Accountability helps fuel local, on-the-ground reporting by working to assist journalists and everyday citizens to gain access to public records. Executive Director Barbara Petersen joins us to talk about the crucial role investigative journalism plays in a robust democracy.
  • On this episode of the Book Club, we hear from Julie K. Brown, the award-winning investigative journalist from The Miami Herald.
  • UPDATE, Aug. 12, 2017: In April, we shined a light on the nearly five decade-old case of an unidentified homicide victim who became known as Mountain Jane…
  • UPDATE, July 8, 2017: The recent election in France was a disappointment for far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform.…