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The darkest watchdogging

A look at the history and importance of journalism’s role in the execution chamber

Updated: February 3, 2022
Before class (20 minutes) Read:  “The state said an execution happened ‘without complication.’ Reporters in the room had a different story.” (Washington Post) “Covering capital punishment and death row execution: 8 tips from a reporter who’s covered them” (Poynter) Watch:  “Inside the execution chamber: 3 media witnesses share their experiences covering a federal execution” (Watch […]
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