Thursday Aug 31, 1995 to Friday Dec 10, 2004
Corona, California, U.S.Gary Stephen Webb was an American investigative journalist. He began his career working for newspapers in Kentucky and Ohio, winning numerous awards, and building a strong reputation for investigative writing. Hired by the San Jose Mercury News, Webb contributed to the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
The series was published in The Mercury News in three parts, from August 18–20, 1996, with one long article and one or two shorter articles appearing each day. It was also posted on The Mercury News website with additional information, including documents cited in the series and audio recordings of people quoted in the articles.
Webb expanded the "Dark Alliance" series into a book that responded to the criticism of the series and described his experiences writing the story and dealing with the controversy. It was published in 1998 as Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion.
Kill the Messenger is a 2014 American mystery film directed by Michael Cuesta.The film stars Jeremy Renner, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Andy Garcia, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Oliver Platt, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega, and the movie is scheduled to be released in all theaters starting October 17, 2014. Production companies are Bluegrass Films and The Combine