Bob Costas’ grilling of accused Penn State child molester Jerry Sandusky should be mandatory viewing for all journalism students who want to learn how to handle a confrontational interview. Costas wielded a strong command of the facts. Listened intently to each answer. Asked focused questions and follow-up questions. And he wasn’t satisfied with vague proclamations … Read more
Reading Scott Huddleston’s latest update about the turmoil at the Alamo, I wondered how many people remember the roots of the problem and why the state of Texas got involved in the first place. I doubt casual readers know Scott deserves some of the credit for the changes — or the blame, depending on how … Read more
Known as “Johnny Mac” in the newsroom, John MacCormack is a talented, colorful reporter. He likes telling a good yarn, both in person and on the front pages of the San Antonio Express-News. One time I heard him on the phone telling a source: “What are you going to give me so I don’t write … Read more
Abe Levy relied on hundreds of court records to trace Fiala’s past transgressions, and the Catholic Church’s inability to deal with the priest.
Reporter Michelle Mondo dug up old court records, tracked down family members, and interviewed the convicted women.
Collister did something weird — he asked if the Express-News would team up for a detailed story about court-appointed lawyers.
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