As a professional writer and award-winning journalist, I’m offering my services for free to the Idaho Statesman. I’ll research and write a feature article describing positive stories about Idaho law enforcement officers. The article must be given three pages, including the lead story on the front page on a Sunday edition. Editor Vicki Gowler, firstname.lastname@example.org, can email me at email@example.com for the assignment.
The Idaho Statesman devoted three pages of yesterday’s Sunday’s paper to a “SPECIAL REPORT” about police “officer-involved deaths on the rise.” For her research, “watchdog” reporter Cynthia Sewell copied information already published on The Guardian’s “The Counted Project,” a website that includes photos and descriptions of people killed by police officers. Two recent photos are of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik – the evil murderers of the San Bernardino massacre. Personally, I have no problem with those officer-involved shootings. The majority of workers in law enforcement are good people who would appreciate some balanced reporting.
I’ll be waiting for the project.