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The north-west of the journalism prof resigns after investigation

EVANSTON, Illinois. – A Northwestern University professor of journalism, has resigned after he was accused of misconduct by former students and employees.

Alec Small said in an e-mail that he voluntarily resigned, effective Friday, “because I believe that it is in the best interest of all concerned if I go to other efforts.”

Small in February took a leave from teaching investigative journalism and the control of the Medill Justice Project, while the university investigated misconduct charges increased by eight former students and two former Justice Project employees dating back to 2011.

Klein denied the allegations, saying many of the claims came from a “disgruntled (ex -) employee.”

A spokesman of the university said that it concluded its investigation in June, but declined to comment on its findings.

Small worked for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal before joining the Northwest.

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