Last updated on: 8/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Steve Weinberg, MA Biography

Title:
Author and freelance magazine writer
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[J]ournalists like myself who have written extensively about wrongful convictions understand that innocent defendants have been executed – before DNA testing could prove prosecutors wrong; before we grasped the frequency of mistaken eyewitness testimony, false confessions, and the lies of jailhouse snitches cutting secret deals with district attorneys.”

“Dead Men Walking Away From Justice,” Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 28, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author and freelance magazine writer
  • Professor of Magazine Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism
  • Senior contributing editor, Investigative Reporters and Editors Journal
  • Alicia Patterson Fellow, 1997-1998
  • Former Executive Director, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Education:
  • MA, Missouri School of Journalism
  • BA, Missouri School of Journalism, 1970
Other:
  • Frequent expert witness for defendant media organizations that have been sued for libel
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prosecutorial Misconduct a Widespread Problem in Capital Cases?