Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists / Edition 2

Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists / Edition 2

by S. L. Alexander
     
 

Alexander (coordinator of communications law, Loyola U.) explains the structure and processes of criminal and civil justice important to journalists covering trials in the United States and offers advice on how to carry out their craft. He also discusses pre-trial preparation and access to judicial records, the legal rights and responsibilities of the journalist,… See more details below

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Alexander (coordinator of communications law, Loyola U.) explains the structure and processes of criminal and civil justice important to journalists covering trials in the United States and offers advice on how to carry out their craft. He also discusses pre-trial preparation and access to judicial records, the legal rights and responsibilities of the journalist, methods of covering the post-trial phase, and guidelines for the use of cameras in court. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742520219
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1Introduction1
2The Judicial System11
Free Press/Fair Trial
Cameras in Courts
3Criminal Procedure21
The Pre-Trial Process
The Trial
Post-Trial Proceedings
4Civil Procedure39
The Civil Trial
Federal Courts and Special Court Proceedings
5Criminal Cases: Pre-Trial Coverage45
Access to Records
Grand Jury Proceedings
Hearings and Plea Bargains
6Criminal Cases: The Trial55
Who's Who in the Courtroom
Trial Procedure
7Criminal Cases: Post-Trial Activity71
Sentencing
Appeals
8Civil Cases77
9Cameras in Courtrooms85
Development of Courtroom Cameras
Guidelines for Courtroom Cameras
10Covering the Courts93
Working with Lawyers
Working with Judges
Enterprise Stories
Conclusion
App. ACodes of Ethics111
App. BCanons, Standards, and Rules121
App. CGuidelines for Coverage135
Glossary139
Selected Bibliography157
Index169
About the Author173

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