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Media trials

Media trials “involve the social construction of select criminal justice cases (regional,
national, international) as massive infotainment products that are taken
up by the media, commodified, and mass marketed” – they are trials
aired on television to gain a profit. “Trial by media,” on the other
hand, is “media coverage that creates a widespread perception of
innocence or guilt before, or after, a verdict at trial.” Now that you
have explored trial coverage on the Nancy Grace website, discuss the
following in essay format:

Is there evidence of trial by media? Is the coverage promoting a theory of innocence or guilt?
Which theme and/or frame is most common on the Nancy Grace website?
What do you notice about the language that is used on the website?
What impact would these articles have on a potential juror?
What are the potential consequences of this coverage?