Columbia Free Times staff writer Corey Hutchins and former alt-weekly writer David Axe released iPhone and iPad versions of a 100-page graphic novel that traces the stranger-than-fiction U.S Senate campaign of one of American's most enigmatic political figures, Alvin Greene.
South Carolina Journalist of the Year goes to Free Times reporter Corey Hutchins.
Appearing before a judge last Friday, a tearful Ken Ard said, "I stand here humbled, apologetic, and, your Honor, there are so many people I need to apologize to ... I'll be honest, your Honor, I never in a million years imagined I'd be here."
Last month a Michele Bachmann spokesman told Columbia Free Times that Newt Gingrich is "trying to buy off tea party groups," an accusation that's now getting wider attention.
Current and former Columbia Free Times staff writers Corey Hutchins and David Axe team up to produce a black-and-white graphic novel on the bizarre rise and fall of Alvin Greene.
A story by Corey Hutchins of the Columbia Free Times led a South Carolina company, which had been selling Joe Wilson inspired semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie,” to pull the parts off the market.
Arizona State's Reynolds Center for Business Journalism has put its spotlight on the Santa Fe Reporter's AltWeekly Award winning project, "Where's the Money," which attempts to uncover the wealthiest individuals in Santa Fe, N.M.
Corey Pein wrote a cover story last week on the College of Santa Fe, its party scene and its financial troubles, and now students have created a Facebook group called "People for a Public Apology from Corey Pein." The group says the story "grossly misrepresented" students and the college, and calls "for a retraction of the story, as well as a public apology by Corey Pein, also to be printed in the Reporter." The group currently has 83 members, including some SFR writers who seem to have joined to defend Pein and round out the conversation.
Corey Hutchins, editor in chief of the 17-month-old Columbia City Paper in South Carolina, discovered the damage from the fire in his home on Saturday. He then "announced that he will resign, effective immediately," according to a City Paper statement. Hutchins believes the incident is linked to his work on the newspaper, which has drawn criticism for reporting on a sexual discrimination lawsuit against a University of South Carolina department chair and for publishing the governor’s private telephone number in an editorial on the death penalty. "When the police showed up at the house after the fire, they asked me if I had any enemies," Hutchins said in the City Paper statement. "I told them I was the editor of the Columbia City Paper. I didn't exactly have to provide them with a list is what I'm saying."