Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1982

Keywords

Electronic media, Extended media coverage of the courts, Courts and television, Televised trials, Trial publicity, Chandler et al. v. Florida, Cameras in the courts

Disciplines

Courts | Law and Society

Abstract

Evaluations of "experiments" of extended media coverage of the courts, i.e., cameras in the courts, have relied upon survey research. The authors argue that such evaluations have been inadequate and future evaluations need to compare conventional media coverage vs. extended media coverage using field experimental research designs.

Publication Citation

Published in: Communication Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 4 (Fall 1982).