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Friday, January 25, 2013

News

... atop the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper building. I have photographed this building on numerous occasions, but I never noticed this weathervane.

The Ledger is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service. First in 1926 for publishing stories against the Klu Klux Klan, for standing against a law that would have banned teaching the theory of evolution, for outing dishonest public officials, and for justice for Negroes and standing against lynching.

The second prize was awarded in 1955 for complete coverage and fearless editorial attacks on the corrupt officials in Phenix City. I have posted before about the murder of Albert Patterson (the attorney general of Alabama) and the movie of this time in history "The Phenix City Story".

3 comments:

Janet said...

I like that weathervane! Hurray for journalism back in the day when reporters actually dug deep for the truth.

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous shot!

Lowell said...

Love the photograph! And I'd say this is one newspaper that stands tall and proud among many lesser papers!