American Media and Corrections: "Acting Like an Inmate or a Journalist"
We will examine the often-strained relationship between the corrections and media. One journalist, for example, said the corrections world sees all outsiders, especially journalists, as "unfriendlies". We will also discuss what, if anything, can be done to foster a more productive relationship, one currently characterized, first and foremost, by a perpetual tug-of-war between the need for corrections to maintain security and the need for the media to have access.
Keywords: Media, Corrections, Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts, Park University
Dr Carol Getty
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Park University