On Taking the Scientologists' Shilling - 2010-02-23

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F0.png On Taking the Scientologists' Shilling February 23, 2010, Michael Miner, Chicago Reader

The reporters in the project were Russell Carollo, who won a Pulitzer for investigative journalism at Dayton's Daily News in 1998, and Christopher Szechenyi, formerly a producer at 60 Minutes. The product's editor was Steve Weinberg, former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors and a longtime faculty member of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Weinberg told Kurtz he was paid $5,000 for his work, which was "kind of like editing a Columbia Journalism Review piece." The project was an "unusual situation" and "certainly [not] something just any reporter would do." But "my role was more limited, and I can certainly use the money these days." He said the Scientologists can put the report "in a drawer" if they wish, but if they publish it they must publish it in full.

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{{cite news | first = Michael | last = Miner | title = On Taking the Scientologists' Shilling | url = https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2010/02/23/on-taking-the-scientologists-shilling | work = Chicago Reader | date = February 23, 2010 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}