Law in the Age of Media Logic: An Introduction

4 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2014

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Bryna Bogoch

Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies

Keith J. Bybee

Syracuse University - College of Law; Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Yifat Holzman-Gazit

College of Management (Israel) - School of Law

Anat Peleg

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 29, 2014

Abstract

English Abstract: The eleven papers in this volume address a range of theoretical and empirical issues examined at the Oñati workshop, "Law in the Age of Media Logic." Several papers explore the politicization of the media's reporting of the Courts and of judicial nominations, and consider how this reporting affects public support of the judiciary in different countries, including Israel, the United States, and Canada. Several other papers assess the "trials by media" that play out in the coverage of the criminal justice system. These papers consider a number of topics, including the criminalization of firearms litigation, the tension between a free press and fair trials, and the social media depictions of criminal justice. Finally, several papers analyze the judiciary's public relations strategies, and examine the various institutional changes that shape the public image of legal systems today.

Spanish Abstract: Los once artículos de este número abordan diversas cuestiones teóricas y empíricas tratadas en el workshop de Oñati, “Law in the Age of Media Logic”. Algunos artículos analizan la politización de los medios de comunicación cuando hablan de los tribunales y los nombramientos judiciales, y consideran cómo esta cobertura afecta al apoyo público del sistema judicial en diferentes países, como Israel, Estados Unidos o Canadá. Otros artículos evalúan los “juicios mediáticos” que se llevan a cabo en la cobertura del sistema judicial penal. Estos artículos tienen en cuenta temas como la criminalización de los litigios por armas de fuego, la tensión entre la libertad de prensa y los juicios justos, y la representación de la justicia penal que realizan los medios de comunicación social, y analizan los diferentes cambio institucionales que dan forma a la imagen pública de los sistemas legales hoy en día.

Keywords: Law and media, justice and media, judicial nominations, trial by media, new media, politicization, Courts and legitimacy, Courts and images, judicial press officers, judicial public relations, media criminalization, Derecho y medios de comunicación, justicia y medios de comunicación, nombramientos

Suggested Citation

Bogoch, Bryna and Bybee, Keith James and Holzman-Gazit, Yifat and Peleg, Anat, Law in the Age of Media Logic: An Introduction (October 29, 2014). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2516197

Bryna Bogoch (Contact Author)

Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies ( email )

School of Communication, Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, 52900
Israel

Keith James Bybee

Syracuse University - College of Law ( email )

321 Eggers Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States
315-443-9743 (Phone)

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ( email )

400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Yifat Holzman-Gazit

College of Management (Israel) - School of Law ( email )

7 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd.
P.O. Box 25072
Rishon LeZion, 75190
Israel

Anat Peleg

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Faculty of Law
Ramat Gan, 52900
Israel

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