When former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour gave clemency to more than 200 inmates at the end of his term, Jessica Bakeman ’11 was the journalist behind the breaking story.
Bakeman, who majored in journalism and English, is a reporter at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. — her first full-time reporting job after graduation.
She said the story that has received national attention “fell into my lap.” Read more.