Journalism students paid rapt attention as Indiana County native Lewis “Jim” Fogle summarized his 34
years in prison for a crime that DNA evidence recently proved he did not
The students heard his story as part of Journalism and Public Relations Department professor David Loomis’ March 23 News Reporting class.
In August 2015, officials exonerated and released Fogle, who was convicted in
1982 for the 1976
rape and murder of an Indiana County girl. The conviction had been largely based on the testimony of jailhouse snitches.
News coverage of the Fogle visit appeared in the
Indiana Gazette and the Pittsburgh
Photo: Lewis “Jim” Fogle, speaks to the News Reporting
class taught by professor David Loomis, March 23, as Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
photographer Mike Henninger (IUP JRNL ’06) shoots pictures for a Sunday, March
27, feature story in the newspaper. Photo by David Loomis.