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Resource ID: #19057
Subject: Sexual Abuse
Source: American Journalism Review
Date: 5/1/02


The Catholic priest sex abuse scandal was big news in 2002. The problem is the story was done before in the mid-80s. Why did it take so long for the New England area to catch on? Why was the story national news this time instead of in the 80s? Cannon writes about his experience reporting on this important scandal more than a decade ago and how it stayed under the national radar for so long.

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