Gail McGowan Mellor
Gail McGowan Mellor has a Pulitzer nomination and various awards for investigative reporting, technical writing, medical writing and feature writing. A contributor to the Encyclopedia of Louisville, she has written two local histories, one of which received a world first prize from the International Society for Technical Communication [ISTC.]
Having spent 20 years living and working in other states and nations, she is now back in her native Kentucky, currently writing a book on fighting corporate takeover of urban land. With her carpenter husband Paul Martin and a band of skilled, dedicated and laughing people, she is forming a permanculture village centered in an endangered green oasis in Louisville.
In 2006, WMC began a media campaign to ensure that the girl who fell victim to a heinous U.S. war crime in Iraq would not be forgotten. Here, the writer of previous WMC Exclusives about the case describes new information from a recent book by Time magazine’s Jim Frederick. More »
A civilian jury has deliberated long hours over the fate of a former Army private in the March 12, 2006 assault and murder of Abeer al-Janabi and her family. His guilt has been determined in federal court. The author argues that it is up to us as citizens to prevent future crimes and protect our soldiers. This is the second of a two-part report on the Paducah, Kentucky trial. More »
Four U.S. soldiers have been tried and convicted in military court for the March 12, 2006 assault and murder of Abeer al-Janabi and her family. Now, in the federal court trial of the last man accused, former Pvt. 1st Class Steven Green, information has surfaced that explains more fully what happened that day. This is the first of a two-part report on the Paducah, Kentucky trial. More »