RUSS PTACEK JOURNALISM STICKING WITH KANSAS CITY CORRUPTION STORY!!!
Take a look at the background and journalism details regarding Kansas City reporting legend Russ Ptacek.
Behind the Story: The benefits of sticking with a story
"Although the General Services Administration continually denied knowledge of a "death list," investigative reporter Russ Ptacek discovered the list while working for Kansas City’s KSHB-TV. He continued the investigation at WUSA9.
To prove that the list existed, Ptacek filed a FOIA request for GSA Regional Commissioner Mary Ruwwe’s emails that contained the “death list.” From there his story grew and even became the focus of one of the many congressional hearings on the GSA’s mismanagement"
Remember that this story has been one of the few local journalism efforts that has resonated in D.C. all the way from Kansas City and shows us that some of our most important local reporting doesn't need to involve dead trees at all.