Category Archives: Media and the Courts

University of Memphis Journalism projects examining the intersection of media and the legal system.

The West Memphis 3 Project:

On May 5, 1993 three second graders dissappeared from their West Memphis, Ark. homes and the history of the small town on the Mississippi River was changed forever. Though three teenagers were arrested and convicted of the crime, many questioned … Continue reading

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Media and the Courtroom: The Noura Jackson Case

On March 27, 2009 Noura Jackson was sentenced to 20 years and nine months for the 2005 murder of her mother Jennifer Jackson. The 23 year-old was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing her mother over 50 times. Largely due … Continue reading

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