Sunday, September 14, 2008

Free Press story is classic public service journalism, told over different platforms

This week, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves office in disgrace. He's headed to jail after pleading guilty to two felonies. His downfall started with an investigative story in the Detroit Free Press. This Free Press video explains how the story unfolded. It also is an example of telling a story in a new way. The newspaper reporters have written dozens of print stories about the mayoral scandal, but they've also used multimedia to supplement their story telling. Reporter Jim Schaefer talks about the public service role newspapers play in a story like this.">