Talk about the “seen” and the “unseen”! Death row challengers may require passionate journalists to tout their cases as much as they need lawyers to argue their pleas. When journalists (and lawyers!) are consumed w/ keeping their jobs and covering for laid-off colleagues, no one speaks for death row:
Stories that were being written three years ago that supplemented the legal work undertaken by innocence projects are just not appearing, said the director of Florida’s Innocence Project. The cuts have also hit anti-death penalty campaigns seeking to exonerate prisoners who have already been executed.
This makes me want to start a count of all the “unseen” effects of the recession. If everyone works overtime just to keep their noses clean then the creative projects once fueling the market fall apart. So it goes.