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A key intermediary between courts and the public are the journalists who monitor the actions of justices and report their decisions, pronouncements, and proclivities. Justices and Journalists: The Global Perspective is the first volume of its kind - a comparative analysis of the relationship between supreme courts and the press who cover them. Understanding this relationship is critical in a digital media age when government transparency is increasingly demanded by the public and judicial actions are the subject of press and public scrutiny. Richard Davis and David Taras take a comparative look at how justices in countries around the world relate to the media, the interactive points between the courts and the press, the roles of television and the digital media, and the future of the relationship.
Richard Davis has written extensively on political communication. He is author of Justices and Journalists (2011), Typing Politics (2009) and The Web of Politics (1999), and co-author of New Media and American Politics (with Diana Owen, 1998). He has edited Covering the Court in the Digital Age (2011), and has also co-edited Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics (with Diana Owen, David Taras and Stephen Ward, 2008) and Twitter and Elections around the World: Campaigning in 140 Characters or Less (Christina Holtz-Bacha and Marion Just, 2016). David Taras' most recent publications include Digital Mosaic; Media, Power and Identity in Canada (2015) and The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada (with Florian Sauvageau and David Schneiderman, 2006). He is a former president of the Canadian Communication Association.
Release date NZ
May 10th, 2018
Edited by David Taras
Edited by Richard Davis
Country of Publication
Cambridge University Press
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