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ID:

38

Date:

2005-05-11

Headline:

USDA Paid Freelance Writer $7,500 for Articles

Reporter's name:

Christopher Lee

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Washington Post learned through FOIA that the U.S. Department of Agriculture contracted with a freelance writer and paid him at least $7,500 to write favorable stories about federal conservation programs. Articles written by freelancer David Smith did not disclose that the federal government paid for his work.

Keywords:

National Resources Conservation Service; freelance; video news releases


Agencies:

USDA

States:

DC

Categories:

general government


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