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Media and American Courts: A Reference Handbook

Media and American Courts: A Reference Handbook

by S. L. Alexander S. L. Alexander
ISBN-10:
1576079791
ISBN-13:
9781576079799
Pub. Date:
06/08/2004
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
ISBN-10:
1576079791
ISBN-13:
9781576079799
Pub. Date:
06/08/2004
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Media and American Courts: A Reference Handbook

Media and American Courts: A Reference Handbook

by S. L. Alexander S. L. Alexander

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Overview

A unique reference work exploring the interaction of ever more pervasive media and the U.S. judicial system in the 20th century.

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.


  • Glossary definitions written in clear, layman's language describing the terms necessary for a full understanding of media coverage of the judicial system
  • Biographical sketches of prominent courtroom journalists, lawyers, and judges such as F. Lee Bailey, Marcia Clark, and Johnny Cochran



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ISBN-13: 9781576079799
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/08/2004
Series: Contemporary World Issues
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

S. L. Alexander, PhD, is a professional journalist who serves as coordinator of communications law in the Department of Communications at Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

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