Criminal Justice and Media Frenzy


O.J. Simpson in 1995 addressed the judge on Court TV during his murder trial, as is seen on tape. One of the first instances of intense media-coverage used in courtrooms.

The 24/7 media frenzy over the Casey Anthony case is the latest example of sensationalistic coverage of criminal trials and investigations.

Today we’ll talk with a veteran journalist, a social scientist, and a criminal law professor about the implications for our criminal justice system and the rule of law on All Sides with Ann Fisher.


  • Richard Fox (author and Political Science Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University)
  • Douglas Berman (OSU Moritz College of Law Professor)
  • Bill Cotterell (Senior Political Writer, Tallahassee Democrat)

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  • Jeff

    I only caught the end of this program. Wish I had known about this earlier. I am a media professor and I teach a dyad with a local lawyer. It is a senior year experience at Otterbein where we talk about exactly this. We discuss the relationship between media and the law and how students of all majors can become more savvy as news consumers.