Scientology advertises again for an "investigative journalist"




From: http://www.caller.com/news/2011/jul/...ks-to-hire-in/

Church of Scientology magazine seeks to hire reporters in South Texas
Magazine trails Ingleside on Bay church defector

By Mark Collette
Posted July 9, 2011 at 8:43 p.m.



CORPUS CHRISTI — Magazine trails Ingleside on Bay church defector

By Mark Collette

collettem@caller.com 361-886-3678

The Church of Scientology's Freedom Magazine is seeking reporters for an assignment in South Texas.

The job posting surfaced last week on JournalismJobs.com — an employment clearinghouse for everything from trade magazines to major newspapers. It comes as Mark Rathbun, a high-profile defector from the church who lives in Ingleside on the Bay, is being pestered by film crews that have upset the small town's residents and drawn the attention of law enforcement and the City Council.

Freedom bills itself as a magazine devoted to human rights and social betterment, but much of its recent reporting has been devoted to attacking former church members and the journalists who write and report about criticisms of the church.

Police reports concerning one of the magazine's reporters in Florida detail what emerges as a pattern of aggressive reporting, as the reporter ambushes a former church member, his family and work associates who claim no connection to the church.

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