Gina Barton is an investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her narrative series, Fatal Identity, was followed by charges against a longtime murder suspect. Her book on the case was published in September 2008 and featured on MSNBC. Barton holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Indiana University. In 2000, Barton spent five weeks reporting in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia as a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow. She has worked at the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch. She has received numerous awards for her work, including an IRE certificate, a Casey Medal, the America’s Promise Alliance journalism award for action and a special commendation for the Heywood Broun Award.
Where scrapes with the law are no impediment to being a cop
SHOWCASE | October 31, 2011
Reporter Gina Barton describes the impetus for the just-published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s gutsy, dogged investigation into police officers who ran afoul of the the law but often didn’t get fired or prosecuted. The three-part series, just concluded, had a sharp impact even before it was published.
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