Mississippi Public Broadcasting fires reporter for leaking 'Fresh Air' cancellation memo

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Former Mississippi Public Broadcasting investigative reporter Carl Gibson (left) says he wanted to help friends at the Jackson Free Press get the "Fresh Air" story straight, so he gave them an MPB memo about the program being canceled. He was fired last Friday and has a story in today's Free Press. "I was not the only one leaking e-mails," he says. "I was the only one that got caught."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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