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News, The Snitch Chronicle's Last Investigative Reporter Sails Off to Calmer Waters

Chronicle's Last Investigative Reporter Sails Off to Calmer Waters

When it was announced last week that Lance Williams, the last man standing at the San Francisco Chronicle's investigative division, had resigned from the paper, you didn't need to be an investigative journalist to know that the Chron wasn't going…
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News, The Snitch John Burton’s Murky Role in Perata Probe

John Burton’s Murky Role in Perata Probe

By Will Harper On Monday the Chronicle reported that the FBI was looking into state Sen. Don Perata’s role in steering business to a Washington lobbyist. While Chron reporters Susan Sward and Lance Williams made it read like this…
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BALCO Breakup - Chron Reporter Jumps to ESPN, Sourcing Gets Awkward

Now that the Chronicle's celebrated BALCO investigative reporting team of Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada has split up, inquiring minds may be forgiven for wondering who gets custody of the sources. The answer: They're working it out amicably. "I'm sure…
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The Cream and the Cake

After the news broke last week that San Francisco Chronicle reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada wouldn't be going to jail for refusing to reveal their BALCO source, Editor Phil Bronstein organized a little celebration in the newsroom. Bronstein ordered…
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Prison and Profits

It's a crazy time for local media heads. Two Chronicle scribes, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada (aka the BALCO tag team), are on the verge of doing time in federal prison, while one sorta-journalist, blogger, and sometime videographer Josh Wolf,…
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The Chron Behind Bars

A federal judge last week ordered two San Francisco Chronicle reporters to prison for as long as 18 months, pending their appeal, with the aim of pressuring them into revealing their sources of confidential grand jury testimony about star athletes…
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