Journalism can save lives

By Stephanie Hays

Anthony Graves was the 138th person who was exonerated after being on death row. He was in prison for 18 years as an innocent man. And he talked to us today about how journalism helped save his life.

I was thoroughly intrigued and interested in what Graves had to say. His story was interesting and enraging, that people could just ignore evidence and never drop the charges against him. The relation to journalism was clear, but not explored very far. However, I didn’t mind much since everything else he had to say was interesting and thought provoking.

At the end, there was time to ask questions to the journalists who wrote the stories about Graves that helped save his life, and I thought that was interesting and useful look into what investigative journalism is really like.


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