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R. G. Dunlop Joins Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Louisville Public Media (LPM) announced today that R. G. Dunlop, an award-winning journalist with over thirty years of experience in covering Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, will join the staff of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KCIR),  LPM's newly founded  in-depth journalism unit.

Dunlop, who was part of reporting teams that received two George Polk Awards for investigative reporting and were three-time finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, has covered such issues as the death penalty, coal-mining safety and health, police and the courts, prescription-drug abuse, lax state oversight of private prisons, and the corrupting influence of money in politics.  He worked at the Louisville Courier-Journal since 1977 in a variety of positions, including Eastern Kentucky bureau chief, Legal Affairs reporter, City Editor, and State Enterprise Reporter.

"I'm delighted and privileged to be part of this exciting new investigative reporting adventure," says Dunlop.  "I'm eager to resume the pursuit of public-service journalism, and to help provide Kentuckians with a unique source of credible information about important issues and decision-makers."

Dunlop will work with another award-winning reporter, Brendan McCarthy, who was named Managing Editor of KCIR on April 18th.  The plan calls for the hiring of three additional reporters.

"Ralph Dunlop brings a passionate commitment to this work, a reputation for integrity beyond reproach, and deep and broad reporting and editing experience," says Donovan Reynolds, LPM's President and General Manager.   "We intend to put this experience to good use in bringing to light matters of public interest and importance."

Dunlop is a graduate of Miami University and received an M. S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. His reporting teams were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 (Public Service); 1988 (Public Service); and 1983 (Local Investigative Specialized Reporting).

Dunlop will begin his work in Louisville on June 17th.


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