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Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Schou is managing editor of OC Weekly. He is the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (Nation Books 2006), which provided the basis for the 2014 Focus Features release starring Jeremy ...
... audio of interviews, pictures of the journalist in the field ? It can be done and has been done, but the experiments in transparency of the early web – notably the extraordinary 1996 investigative series by the aptly named Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury news, about the CIA's involvement in the cocaine ...

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb, and the convicted West Coast drug kingpin, Freeway Rickey Ross, a reputed CIA asset, had solid evidence. Webb was wrongfully discredited through a fabrication of evidence. Before Webb had an opportunity to clear his name, Webb caught the CIA's infamous ...
Synopsis: Based on the Christa Worthington case, an out of work fisherman has an affair with a fashion writer wintering on the Cape. She returns two years later with his child, and when she is ..... Synopsis: Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb ...
That movie was directly based on the life of Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who investigated the CIA. The series shares a similar title and some similar themes, but that's it. According to Deadline, Shoot The Messenger "follows Daisy Channing, a young reporter trying to balance a messy ...

I didn't realize that it was also part of The U.S. Government's vicious counterinsurgency against our community until I watched a film several years ago called “Kill The Messenger” that talked about how an investigative journalist named Gary Webb wrote a series of articles for The San Jose Mercury that ...
Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Schou is managing editor of OC Weekly. He is the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (Nation Books 2006), which provided the basis for the 2014 Focus Features release starring Jeremy ...

The launching of the website and newsletter, and later an even-more ambitious project called I.F. Magazine, happened to coincide with the publication in 1996 of Gary Webb's “Dark Alliance” series at the San Jose Mercury-News. Webb's series reopened the contra-cocaine controversy with a detailed ...
The launching of the website and newsletter, and later an even-more ambitious project called I.F. Magazine, happened to coincide with the publication in 1996 of Gary Webb's “Dark Alliance” series at the San Jose Mercury-News. Webb's series reopened the contra-cocaine controversy with a detailed ...
Director Doug Liman (Writing Studio, 9/1/17) describes American Made, his film about real-life drug dealer Barry Seal, as “a fun lie based on a true story.” So it's not like he's holding himself to a high standard of historical accuracy. For one thing, Seal (portrayed by Tom Cruise) did not meet Colombian ...
Dark Alliance was a series written by California-based reporter Webb and published in the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. In it, he ... Kill the Messenger, based on his account of what happened and a book of the same name about the saga by journalist Nick Schou was recently released in cinemas.
Gary Webb was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who did a lot of great work and certainly should be respected for his efforts to uncover the full ... the gang tackling of Webb instead of questioning whether those resources could have been better used to pursue the story instead of burying the reporter.
Kill the Messenger, a movie starring Jeremy Renner, just opened, about the life and death of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Gary Webb, who committed suicide in 2004. Webb came late to the Iran/Contra scandal, long after most of the mainstream media had moved on. In 1996, he wrote a three-part ...
Mr. Webb eventually wrote his own book, “Dark Alliance: The C.I.A., The Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion,” and Nick Schou, a journalist who covered significant parts of Webb's downfall, wrote “Kill the Messenger: How the C.I.A.'s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb.
Gary Webb and 'Kill the Messenger': Reporter played by Jeremy Renner honed journalism skills in Cleveland and Columbus .... "Gary had zero tolerance for sycophants and fools," said Evans, now an editorial writer and columnist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "The hardcore investigative reporters, ...


 

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