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The Medill Justice Project draws national and local media attention from such outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, United Press International, American Journalism Review, American Bar Association Journal, the French TV outlet Canal+, the Spanish-language news network Univision, Chicago Public Radio, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, Fox Chicago, The Herald Tribune, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Al Jazeera America and others.

 

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Medill News: Medill Justice Project Wins IRE Award

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University highlights the IRE Award won by The Medill Justice Project for its spotlight on shaken-baby syndrome series. Read the full story here.

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Seattle Met: The Trouble with Shaken Baby Syndrome

James Ross Gardner features a Washington state shaken-baby syndrome case and uses The Medill Justice Project’s database to discover the number of shaken-baby syndrome cases in the state in his story about questions surrounding the diagnosis. Read the full story here.

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The Verge: Parents Are Going to Prison for a Medical Diagnosis That May Not Exist

Reporter Matt Stroud cites The Medill Justice Project’s shaken-baby syndrome research in his story that explores the validity of shaken-baby syndrome diagnoses and convictions. Read the full story here.

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TIME: The Changing Face of Exonerations

DePaul University law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer writes about the lack of DNA evidence in recent exonerations and highlights the now more common question of whether a crime was even committed, using shaken-baby syndrome cases as an example. Read the full story here.

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Papillion Times: Study: Sarpy County Has Highest Rate of Shaken-Baby Syndrome

Staff writer Vince Mancuso reports on The Medill Justice Project’s finding that Sarpy County, Neb., has the highest rate of shaken-baby syndrome cases in the country. Read the full story here.

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The Washington Post: ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ and the Flawed Science in our Criminal Courts

Opinion blogger for The Washington Post Radley Balko writes about the latest developments in the Jennifer Del Prete case and the evidence involved in shaken-baby syndrome cases. Read the full story here.

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The Daily Northwestern: Evidence Found by Medill Justice Project Casts Doubt on 2005 Murder Conviction

Reporter Rosalie Chan from The Daily Northwestern covers the latest developments in a shaken-baby syndrome case investigated by The Medill Justice Project. Read the full story here.

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WGN: New Evidence Found in Shaken Baby Case

WGN reports on a federal judge’s ruling that “no reasonable jury” would have found Jennifer Del Prete guilty of murder, citing new evidence that included a decade-old letter discovered by The Medill Justice Project. Read the full story here.

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Democrat & Chronicle: Science Questioned in Shaken-Baby Conviction

Jerry Mitchell from The Clarion-Ledger includes MJP’s research on the origins of shaken-baby syndrome in his story about a Mississippi man who was convicted of capital murder after being accused of violently shaking an infant and the questions about his conviction. Read the full story here.

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Ambito Financiero: Que La Inocencia Valga

Argentine reporter Gabriela Esquivada includes The Medill Justice Project and the Journalism Justice Network in her story on organizations around the world that investigate potentially wrongful convictions. Read the full story in Spanish here.

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Reporting on Health: Widows, Windfalls, and Witnesses: The Best Health Stories of 2013

On his blog, William Heisel chooses The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of a former Chicago-area day care worker’s murder conviction as one of the best health stories of 2013. Read the post here.

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The Daily Northwestern: Medill Justice Project Investigation Raises Questions About 2003 Iowa Murder Conviction

Reporter Scott Brown from The Daily Northwestern highlights The Medill Justice Project’s investigative findings in an Iowa murder case. Read the full story here.

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Forensic Magazine: Fingerprint Evidence: How Many Points Are Enough?

Forensic Magazine features The Medill Justice Project’s investigation of an Iowa murder case and linked to the project’s story about the fingerprint evidence used in the conviction. Read the full post here.

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SPLC: New Medill Database Raises Questions About Patterns in Prosecuting “Shaken Baby” Cases

In a Student Press Law Center podcast, Frank LoMonte speaks with Medill Justice Project fellow Lauryn Schroeder about the project’s shaken-baby syndrome database and where higher rates of cases are occurring nationwide. Read the full story and listen to the podcast here.

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KSL: Utah Ranks 2nd in Nation for Shaken-Baby Syndrome Reports

KSL in Utah features The Medill Justice Project’s study that found Utah has one of the higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases in the country. Read the full story here.

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Wrongful Convictions Blog: Are There Geographic “Hotspots” for Shaking Babies?

On the Wrongful Convictions Blog, Phil Locke highlights The Medill Justice Project’s study on where shaken-baby syndrome cases are occurring at higher rates nationwide. Read the full story here.

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KSTU-FOX 13: Shaken Baby Syndrome: Utah Ranks Second?

Todd Tanner from FOX 13 News in Salt Lake City reports on Utah ranking second with the most shaken-baby syndrome cases per 100,000 people in a Medill Justice Project study. Read the full story here.

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King’s Journalism Review: Journalism Students Seek to Free Innocent Prisoners

Emma Davie writes about The Medill Justice Project as one example of journalists’ involvement in wrongful conviction investigations. Read the full story here.

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