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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s