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March 1, 2007

Media, money and mayhem

Two very different, but similarly themed, pieces concerning the media and criminal justice issues have jumped to the top of my reading list:

  • Here from the Columbia Journalism Review is an article entitled "The Shame Game" that discusses at length the ethical issues raised by Dateline's "To Catch a Predator" series.
  • Here at SSRN is Professor Sara Sun Beale's recent piece entitled, "The News Media's Influence on Criminal Justice Policy: How Market-Driven News Promotes Punitiveness."

The CJR piece is interesting in part because it is written from journalism perspective; Sara's piece is interesting in part because it highlights one of many economic realities that impact criminal justice realities.

March 1, 2007 at 01:18 PM | Permalink

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It's not just an ethical issue - newspeople can be held liable for civil rights violations if they're acting as an arm of the state in the course of newsgathering.

Posted by: rothmatisseko | Mar 1, 2007 5:09:30 PM

I am a student, Should SB40 by Romero,be supported or not...This is confusing~~ thank you !!

Posted by: WeAreAlldoingtime | Mar 3, 2007 4:21:59 AM

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