Bill Moushey to launch new INNOCENCE PROJECT

Award-winning journalist Bill Moushey (Author of the WIN AT ALL COSTS series) wrote the Razor Wire to say he is accepting a full-time professor's job at a small college in Pittsburgh to teach journalism and establish an INNOCENCE PROJECT to be named the Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania. He believes it will be the first journalism-driven innocence project (most similar efforts originate from legal profession) in the United States.

"We're devising a real-world curriculum that will enable students to learn various aspects of investigative reporting while examining allegations of wrongful convictions," wrote Moushey. "Last spring I taught the first such class, and it appears we may be helping a man convicted of a double murder 15 years ago prove his innocence," he wrote with obvious satisfaction.

The work will focus on western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and possibly northwestern Maryland. People with inquiries can send them to:

The Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania
c/o Department of Journalism and Mass Communications Point Park College
Wood Street at Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Moushey said he would also continue working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette where he continues his recognized effort to expose criminal behavior within the ranks of law enforcement.