Prosecutors in Illinois have subpoenaed the notes, email messages and even grades of students involved in an investigative reporting project. For years journalism students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism have been attracting attention for investigative reporting exercises which proved several people were wrongfully convicted and lead to the release of 11 inmates. Now state prosecutors want details of their methods, including the grading criteria for the course. The university if fighting the subpoenas.

Prosecutors in Illinois have subpoenaed the notes, email messages and even grades of students involved in an investigative reporting project. For years journalism students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism have been attracting attention for investigative reporting exercises which proved several people were wrongfully convicted and lead to the release of 11 inmates. Now state prosecutors want details of their methods, including the grading criteria for the course. The university if fighting the subpoenas.

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