New Scrutiny for Acclaimed Northwestern Journalism Project

November 18, 2010

The Medill Innocence Project of Northwestern University's Journalism School is known for its successful efforts to clear the names of the wrongly convicted. But prosecutors and Northwestern are looking into allegations that the project secretly (and potentially illegally) taped a witness, the Chicago Tribune reported. The director of the program says that he does not believe any laws were violated. In the past, prosecutors have frequently been critical of the project's work.

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