The Third Branch Meets the Fourth Estate

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A Panel Discussion with
Federal and State Judges,
Media Representatives and Academics

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Stern Center, Great Room, 2:00 p.m.

A panel of state and federal court judges, reporters and editors from major media outlets, and law school and college faculty will discuss and debate the nature, quality and depth of news coverage of courts and their function in America, the challenges that media outlets face when covering courts in an era of diminishing newsroom resources, as well as threats from various directions to judicial independence and the “public’s right to know.”

Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania