Media Alert: Glynn Wilson To Give Talk on Siegelman Case

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Locust Fork News and Journal editor Glynn Wilson will give a talk in Birmingham June 18 for the Greater Birmingham Democracy for America chapter and Progressive Democrats of America. The title of the talk will be:

How the Political Prosecution of Don Siegelman was Confirmed: The Role of a Whistleblower and the Independent Web Press

See you at Jim and Nick’s BBQ’s Back Room on Southside from 7-8 p.m. There will be a Barbeque Buffet and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, although the bar will be open : )

Dessert and gratuity paid by sponsor, although a helpful donation of $12 would be appreciated.

RSVP Required by 12 Noon June 18. Space Limited – Call Janis @ 205-492-1976 or e-mail her at: jmartens01@aol.com

A more detailed profile:


How the Political Prosecution of Don Siegelman was Confirmed: The Role of a Whistleblower and the Independent Web Press

Glynn Wilson has been a reporter, writer and photographer for almost 30 years. He spent nine years in academe, holds two degrees from the University of Alabama in journalism and communications, and has done stints as a free-lance writer for The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Dallas Morning News, UPI and some of the best alternative weeklies in the country. For the past 12 years he has experimented with publishing on the Web Press and pioneered in the field of Independent online journalism.

www.linkedin.com/in/glynnwilson

When the story of Jill Simpson’s affidavit broke about Karl Rove’s manipulation of the Department of Justice, Wilson was the only reporter in Alabama really equipped to get the whole story. He tracked down Ms. Simpson and did the first on-the-record, in-person interview with her for eight hours in Rainsville, Alabama, reviewed the key documents, and broke a 5,000 word five part series in the Locust Fork Journal.

Jill Simpson’s Affidavit May Help Justice Prevail in the Siegelman, Scrushy Case

A few days later, New York attorney and writer Scott Horton, who had recently started blogging on the law for Harpers.org, picked up on the story. Then it came to the attention of The Nation Institute. Wilson was awarded a grant from the institute’s investigative journalism fund and published a 2800 word version of the story on The Nation magazine’s Website, which some still say is the definitive investigative news feature summarizing the entire sorted affair.

The Nation: A Whistleblower’s Tale

He also published another version of the story in the Progressive Populist newspaper out of Texas.

Justice Off the Tracks in Alabama

Wilson continues to cover the story as editor and publisher of the Locust Fork News and Journal on the Web at LocustFork.Net.

© 2008 – 2016, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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