Challenges of Reporting on Corrections: An Exploratory Study Derived from Interviews with American Reporters Who Cover Jails and Prisons
Corrections Compendium, pp. 7-13, Spring 2011
7 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2013
Date Written: 2011
This article briefly reviews the scholarly research on the news media’s portrayal of corrections and the challenges reporters face in covering this part of the criminal justice system. It then presents results from interviews conducted with the handful of American print media reporters who specialize in or have focused a significant part of their careers on covering corrections.
Keywords: Prisons, reporting
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