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Justice & Journalism

The Justice & Journalism program — a partnership of the First Amendment Center and the Judicial Branch committee of the U.S. courts — is an ongoing series of discussions between federal judges and journalists about access, information and accountability in news media reporting on the federal courts. The program began in 1999.

The goal of the program is to encourage and assist in more accurate reporting to the public of what happens in federal courts, to help educate reporters about the courts' operations and to help educate judges about the manner in which reporters and newspapers gather and present information about the justice system.

For more information, call Gene Policinski at 615/727-1303 or e-mail


Federal courts to provide audio recordings of some trials
Judicial Conference of the United States, which sets federal court policies, says its actions will improve public access. 03.17.10

Judges, journalists compare notes on trial coverage
By Laura Breslin Trust is key, both sides agree; blogging, other new technologies raise concerns about fair trials. 11.18.05

Justice by the Consent of the Governed

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