Think tank reporter in South Carolina still filling the gaps in accountability coverage

By Corey HutchinsSouth Carolina clip art, Columbia Press Review

There’s been plenty of news to cover in South Carolina lately, from a mass murder at a black church in Charleston to the Confederate flag’s removal from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. But when it comes to sustained coverage of the state’s biggest political story before the killings and the flag—a powerful politician’s guilty plea on ethics charges and fundamental problems the case against him exposed in the state’s institutions—accountability reporting has been coming from a nontraditional place. And that’s a phenomenon in South Carolina’s media ecosystem that, depending on how you look at it, could be viewed as good (at least there’s coverage regardless of where it comes from) or bad (a sign of a diminished state press corps). To read the complete article, link here.