October 30, 2015 Last Updated 12:38 pm

Small-claims court lawsuit reveals investigator was hired to tail Miami Herald report

The Miami Herald reported on Thursday that one of its reporters had been tailed by an investigator hired by the majority owner of a for-profit college after the newspaper ran a story about what the paper called “questionable business practices.”

The owner apparently did not pay the investigator their fee of $4,971.87 so they took them to court, where the filing informed the Herald of the activity.

“It is outrageous to think that an organization would spend thousands of dollars to track a reporter who was just doing his job. It would have been easier if they had just responded to our questions,” the executive editor of the Herald said in the story filed yesterday.

See full story here: Miami Herald

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