Newseum opens exhibit on journalists killed on job
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Newseum in Washington is opening a permanent exhibit about the sometimes deadly job of investigative journalists.
The exhibit opening Friday focuses on the stories of two journalists who were murdered for their reporting.
It includes the bombed-out car of Don Bolles, a reporter for the Arizona Republic. He was killed in 1976 for his stories about organized crime, but he lived long enough to identify his killers.
The display also includes the story of Chauncey Bailey, an Oakland Post editor in California who was gunned down steps away from his newspaper building in 2007. One suspect said they were trying to block an investigative story about a bakery's troubles. Two men convicted in Bailey's murder were scheduled to be sentenced Friday, but a judge delayed the hearing.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.