This course focuses on publicity surrounding high profile criminal trials to explore topics such as the rights of citizens to fair trials, ethical duties of attorneys not to prejudice juries, and journalistic responsibilities when covering trials. Participants will examine research on Òweb sleuths,Ó the use of the media to strategically influence verdicts, and the power of the modern day witch-hunt. We will also consider the record-breaking podcast Serial and its innovative approach to investigative journalism.
Communication seminar: Trial By Media
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017