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Covering America’s Corrections Systems: A Media ‘Handbook’

The complex challenges of U.S. corrections rarely enter the public debate, and legislators and practitioners contemplating changes are hampered by simplistic rhetoric. In an effort to reinforce evidence-based coverage, The Crime Report has published an updated “handbook” for journalists that may prove equally useful for advocates and practitioners.

Reporter Suspended for Tweet About Bryant Rape Case

The Washington Post suspended a reporter who tweeted a link to a news story about rape allegations against the late basketball star Kobe Bryant after his death on Sunday, saying “her tweets displayed poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues.” The newsroom union protested the suspension.

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CNN, Anchorage Daily News Win 2020 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Justice Reporting Prizes

The 15th annual awards, the nation’s most prestigious prizes for justice journalism, went to Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken of CNN for their exposé of privatized prison health care, and Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News for his series examining the plight of indigenous Alaskans living with no police protection. John Jay President Karol Mason also announced 26 journalists have been chosen as John Jay justice reporting fellows for this year.