Journalist Let Go After Reporting on Abuse Allegations

From an AP story by Leah Willingham headlined “W.Va. journalist let go after reporting on abuse allegations”:

A West Virginia journalist lost her job after she reported about alleged abuse of people with disabilities within the state agency that runs West Virginia’s foster care and psychiatric facilities.

Amelia Ferrell Knisely, a reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said she was told to stop reporting on the Department of Health and Human Resources after leaders of the embattled agency “threatened to discredit” the publicly funded television and radio network. She later learned her part-time position was being eliminated.