school of journalism watchdog project

The School of Journalism has launched a project with the Law School and the Actual Innocence initiative to investigate whether prisoners may have been convicted wrongly.  Read about it in the Daily Texan.  As the School director explains:

“In a time of some confusion and turmoil in the news media industry, I think there’s no more important time to get back to the sort of fundamentals of journalism and think about what it’s supposed to do for us in a democratic society,” said Tracy Dahlby, director of the School of Journalism. “One of those things is to play the role of the watchdog. There’s no better example than journalists studying cases where wrongful conviction might be a possibility.”

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