Criminal Justice News Coverage in 2014


In its annual assessment of criminal justice news coverage of 2014, Criminal Justice Journalists (CJJ)–the country’s only association of crime and justice reporters–says that early media reporting on the police-community tensions in Ferguson and other cities last year was ‘one-sided’ —leaving critical issues of police tactics and challenges unexplored for months. The assessment, based on evaluations from media experts, also called for more original reporting on mental health issues in the criminal justice system.

For the full report, please click HERE.

For Part Two of the report, a transcript of a conference call with Media Experts, click HERE.

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