Member Publications

Books and articles by current and former CCPIO members.

“Controlling the Message in Times of Court Challenges”

by Beth S. Riggert, Communications Counsel, Supreme Court of Missouri.

“All-A-Twitter : Harnessing New Media For Judicial Outreach and Communication”

by Michael S. Sommermeyer, Court Public Information Officer, Nevada Supreme Court.

“Technological Transparency: Appellate Court and Media Relations After Bush v. Gore”

by Craig Waters, University of Arkansas Law Review, William H. Bowen School of Law Journal of Appellate Practice and Process.

“The Circus Comes to Town:  The Media and High-Profile Trials”

by David Sellers, Duke University Law School Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems.  The quarterly journal also includes an article by Gary Hengstler, former director of the National Center for Courts and Media, who revisits the Sheppard v. Maxwell decision and poses the question of whether the traditional rules work for non-traditional media.

Anatomy of a Trial – Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O. J. Simpson

by Jerrianne Hayslett.  University of Missouri Press.

“Risky Business: New Hampshire’s Experience Inviting Citizens to Examine the State Courts”

by Laura Kiernan, Journal of Court Innovation, Winter 2008.