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Local News
10:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Former Louisville Journalist Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 61

Joel Brinkley
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Joel Brinkley, who won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting when he was a 29-year-old member of The Courier-Journal’s news staff in 1982, died Tuesday at a hospital in Washington, D.C. His wife, Sabra Chartrand, told reporters that the cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, which resulted in respiratory failure from pneumonia. He was 61.

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Local News
3:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

James McNair Joins Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

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Veteran finance and business reporter James McNair is the newest addition to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. 

McNair's nearly 30 years in journalism includes positions at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Miami Herald, where he's done work to uncover fraud and unethical business practices.

He's worked since 2007 as an independent researcher for hedge funds, in which "he is responsible for combing through records, digging through corporate filings and assisting the company in analyzing the health of businesses," a news release said.

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Media Critic
6:48 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Media Critic: Why Was a Fight at Mall St. Matthews News for a Louisville TV Station?

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There are a lot of questions that go into determining what makes a good news story: Does it affect a significant percentage of area citizens? Will it have a significant impact on those citizens? Does it shed light on a larger issue affecting the entire community? Does it help explain the status quo, or does it depict an interesting or enlightening departure from the status quo? Does it illuminate the human condition in some meaningful way?

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Local News
1:41 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Reporter Kristina Goetz Latest Addition to Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Kristina Goetz
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Veteran reporter Kristina Goetz will be the next addition to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media's in-depth journalism unit.

Goetz is a senior reporter for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Her past career stops include The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. She also worked as a research assistant and first-draft editor on a biography of Hillary Clinton by former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein.

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Media Critic
6:54 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Media Critic: Louisville TV News Stations Devote 40 Percent of Their Time to Crime Reporting

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Each October, journalism students at duPont Manual High School watch 20 days of local television news, categorize the types of stories they see, and compile the results. In my second and third columns for WFPL, I discussed their main finding from October 2012, which is that local TV news is swamped with crime coverage.

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