Media coverage of Casey Anthony trial

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After deliberating for 10 hours yesterday, the jury in the Casey Anthony trial reached a not guilty verdict. The Florida mother was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. Ultimately, jurors rejected the prosecution’s allegations that Anthony had suffocated her daughter with duct-tape and dumped her body in a wooded area. The case captivated the nation for three years and the methods news outlets used to cover the trial may have permanently changed they way the media will report on high-profile court cases in the future.

Orlando Sentinel senior reporter Anthony Colarossi as well as New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter joined The Takeaway to discuss.


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