Protess takes leave from Medill after being pulled from class
David Protess will use the time off to "establish a nonprofit organization devoted to investigative reporting of criminal justice issues." The new initiative, to be called the Chicago Innocence Project, will closely resemble Protess's Medill Innocence Project. "This doesn't in any way sever my ties to NU," says the journalism professor. "It simply allows me to have the time to do something…it does not compete with MIP [Medill Innocence Project]." || Earlier: Northwestern takes Protess out of the spring Investigative Reporting class.
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