The University of Arizona

Symposium on New Media and the Courts

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The William H. Rehnquist Center at the James E. Rogers College of Law held a one-day symposium on how the so-called "new media" - including Web sites, blogs, wikis, streaming audio and video - have changed reporting about, and communicating by, the courts. We looked at the ways in which judges, lawyers, law professors, traditional media, bloggers, and interest groups use new media to educate the public and to influence public attitudes about the courts. We also explored ways in which the courts use or adapt to new media coverage, and considered what we know - and most need to know - in order to make sense of these developments.

Location: Marriott University Park Hotel, Tucson, Arizona

Date: September 9, 2008