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Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger Receives John Chancellor Award for Journalism

Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, was honored with the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism on Nov. 29, 2005. Mitchell's investigative reporting and sustained coverage for has brought to justice four Ku Klux Klan members, beginning with the conviction of Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers and, most recently, Edgar Ray Killen who was found guilty for orchestrating the murders of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner in 1964.

Nicholas Lemann Alan Brinkley
Philip R. Currie Dr. Carolyn Goodman
Myrlie Evers-Williams David
Ira Lipman Jerry Mitchell


Award Dinner featuring Nicholas Lemann, Alan Brinkley,
Philip R. Currie, Dr. Carolyn Goodman, Myrlie Evers-Williams, David
Halberstam, Jerry Mitchell, and Ira Lipman

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Production Number: 399
Shot: Nov 29, 2005
Published: Mar 06, 2006
Last modified:Mar 03, 2006