Journalist, Free Press Advocate Gene Miller Dies
Mitchell, Kirsten B., News Media and the Law
Herald reporter, editor helped guide Reporters Committee for quarter century
It takes guts to ask for a million bucks.
From your boss, no less.
"I don't know exactly how to write this letter. I feel a little awkward. . . . This is my idea; no one else's," Gene Miller pounded onto Miami Herald letterhead one Saturday in 1978.
It took just 11 paragraphs.
Six months later, John S. Knight, editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers Inc., signed a check to The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
It wasn't a million. But $150,000 was manna for a struggling organization that Miller called "one vital means to keep things from going …
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Publication information: Article title: Journalist, Free Press Advocate Gene Miller Dies. Contributors: Mitchell, Kirsten B. - Author. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 29. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 15. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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