Media in the Courtroom Research Paper

Media in the Courtroom

Media in the Courtr
    May 3, 2010           Faith Ibarra  
Media in the courtroom is a very touchy subject for a lot of people.   The question I would answer in my paper is whether or not it should be allowed in the courtroom.   I have provided some example key cases which had the media have played a huge role in the verdict.  

Media in the Courtroom
Latoya Powell
Com 150
April 16, 2010
Faith Ibarra

    Have you ever thought about how the media in courtrooms affects criminal cases? The public has always looked to the media to inform them of what is happening in the world, and recently with the rising growth of the criminal and court TV shows that are out today. It is sky-rocketing the public’s interest in the courtroom.   Which brings me to this subject: Media in the Courtroom?   Should it or should it not be allowed in the courtroom.   Media is not supposed to be allowed in courtrooms, but some States have let the media inside their courtrooms under the judge’s discretion.   The media in the courtroom could potential harm the media against the first amendment of the United States Constitution.   The First Amendment supports the rights to free press that states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (Mount, 1995-2010).   This amendment protects the press to report news to the public.   Which, I believe the people in the United States have a very unique interest for court TV available for people to watch, for example the, “Law and Order,” “Tru TV.” They are very interesting because it gives the public somewhat of an idea of what happens in the judicial system, and without the media there, the public would never receive information of the criminal activities that take place in our...