‘Catch and Release’: Cops, Media and the Supreme Court

Police have temporarily detained journalists at protests or blocked citizen reporters from videotaping an arrest on the grounds they refused to obey lawful orders. Despite a 2019 Supreme Court ruling upholding the practice, lower courts can still find remedies to protect First Amendment rights, says a forthcoming paper.


Alaska Paper Wins Pulitzer for Exposé of Lax Rural Policing 

The series of articles led by Anchorage Daily News special projects editor Kyle Hopkins previously won this year’s Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, administered by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, publisher of The Crime Report.

Victoria Mckenzie

Ex-TCR Editor Wins Pulitzer Center ‘Breakthrough’ Award

Victoria Mckenzie, the former deputy editor of The Crime Report, was recognized for her coverage of the plight of Alaska native women subject to sexual assaults. The annual $10,000 award recognizes the achievements of Pulitzer Center-affiliated freelance journalists who cover under-reported issues.

Lee Correctional

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.