Reporting on the Courts: How the Mass Media Cover Judicial Actions

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Nelson-Hall Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 351 pages
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This text offers perspectives on media coverage of the courts. How accurate and unbiased is television and newspaper coverage of legal issues? The author looks at economics, the influence of ratings, and how accuracy is sometimes lost amid the often conflicting values of these two institues. He also examines the biases of both the courts and the press.

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Contents

Construction of Judicial and Journalistic Authority
25
CHAPTER 2
69
CHAPTER 3
292
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

William Haltom is professor in the Department of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound and the author of "Reporting on the Courts," Michael McCann is the Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of several books, most recently the award-winning "Rights at Work,

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