Media And American Courts

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Overview

At a time when two-thirds of local news is crime- or court-related, when Court TV broadcasts daily, and when one lurid case can push all other news aside, Media and American Courts: A Reference Handbook offers a much-needed examination of how the press and the judicial system interact. Despite the benefits (a better-informed public, judicial accountability), has expanded coverage of the courts in fact weakened our democracy?

Media and American Courts approaches this question by exploring the cases, the personalities, and the controversies that have redefined the court/press relationship in the past century as the media expanded from print and radio to courtroom cameras, cable, and the World Wide Web. It also includes suggestions from legal and media experts for making court news more accurate, informative, and useful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576079799
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/8/2004
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 246
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Free press/fair trial : a historical overview 1
2 Controversies, problems, and solutions 35
3 Chronology 59
4 Biographical sketches 79
5 Facts and data 109
6 Organizations, associations, and government agencies 121
7 Selected print and nonprint resources 131
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