Criminal Justice and the Media is a three-part tutorial series that explores how journalists can effectively inform the public on one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society: the Criminal Justice System. Some of the finest journalists in the country came to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to create this series, which aims to provide valuable insights to journalism students and those already in the profession on covering three core components of criminal justice in America.
Featured Guests: Linda Deutsch (Associated Press), Gary Fields (Wall Street Journal), Carrie Johnson (National Public Radio), Adam Liptak (New York Times), and David Savage (Los Angeles Times & Chicago Tribune). Detailed biographies for each of the presenters are available here.
NACDL gratefully acknowledges the support of the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project.
Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Media with NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer.
Part I: Covering Criminal Justice Policy
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer moderates a discussion on the topic of covering criminal justice policy. Featured Guests: Gary Fields, criminal justice reporter at the Wall Street Journal; Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR).
Part II: Covering Trials
NACDL member and prominent New York criminal trial lawyer Susan J. Walsh, partner at the law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., in New York City leads a discussion on covering criminal trials. Featured Guest: Linda Deutsch has covered trials for nearly 50 years for the Associated Press and is co-author of Covering the Courts: An Associated Press Manual for Reporters
Part III: Covering Appellate Decisions
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