How Well Does the US Media Cover Criminal Justice?

 The verdict is mixed, according to The Crime Report’s annual survey released Friday. Despite some bright spots, continued layoffs and closures have forced many smaller news outlets to reduce their coverage, leaving millions of Americans in the dark about the practices of local courts, law enforcement and justice agencies.

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A More Critical Media Boosts Police Reform, says Study

The mainstream press is less likely to favor authorities in cases of police misconduct, according to a study of how three newspapers reported on deadly use-of-force incidents. The shift in coverage is a key driver of debates over the future of policing, argues the forthcoming analysis in the Police Quarterly.