Covering the Courts

Covering the Courts

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News coverage of law can be a daunting task for any journalist, especially in a time when public interest in media coverage of the courts has greatly intensified. The second edition of Covering the Courts provides the most up-to-date resources for journalists and students. Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities. This handbook also addresses the complex issues surrounding the free press/fair trial controversy, pre-trial publicity, and the various types of news coverage allowed across the country. New discussions include recent high-profile trials such as US v Microsoft, the 2000 presidential election, and cases relating to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This book is a substantial resource for journalism students and journalists covering the modern legal system.Some type of camera coverage is now allowed in all fifty states and in many federal courts, and Court TV is now the fastest-growing cable channel, with more than 70 million viewers. Moreover, numerous useful websites have sprung up, anbsp;...

Title:Covering the Courts
Author:S L. Alexander
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2004-09-08


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