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by Brian Clarey

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM INSIDE THE MEDIA BUBBLE | BY BRIANCLAREY

 

Fain praise

Greensboro News & Record reporter Travis Fain scored a rare double whammy this week with two hardhitting pieces in competing dailies.

His story in Friday’s N&R detailed the events surrounding the release of LaMonte Armstrong, wrongfully conviction in 1995 for the murder NC A&T University professor Ernestine Compton. Armstrong was freed after serving 17 years due to collaboration between the Greensboro Police Department,

the Guilford County District Attorney’s office and the Duke Law School innocence Project. This was Fain’s first major piece for the N&R, but his old paper, the Winston-Salem Journal, ran his final story two days later, a study on the slow resegregation of Forsyth County schools over the last 40 years. Fain will primarily be covering government for the N&R, and as always he will be keeping us on our toes.

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