Whistleblowers who’ve reported corporate or government fraud and misconduct
— such as Jim Legg of ConocoPhillips in EXPOSÉ’s “A Sea of Trouble” — have likely
saved thousands of lives. But those who choose to blow the whistle on their
employer face a treacherous path that often results in financial and
emotional ruin. Investigative reporter James Sandler writes about
his own experience working with a company whistleblower during a NEW YORK
TIMES investigation, and offers a few words of advice for those thinking
about making the leap.
> Read “The Whistleblower’s Tightrope” by James Sandler, now a staff reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Sandler’s essay appears on the website for EXPOSÉ: America’s Investigative Reports, a PBS series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York in association with CIR.