The Press: Assignment Jailbird

As a reporter for Long Island's tabloid Newsday (circ. 175,000), young (25), law-abiding Don Kellerman made a proposal that surprised his wife as much as it did his managing editor. Kellerman wanted to get arrested so that he could write a series on "what happens to a youngster in his first clash with the law." This is an old journalistic stunt, but Kellerman had a new twist. Instead of going to jail with the connivance of police, the usual method used by reporters, Kellerman proposed to say nothing to the police, get himself arrested...

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