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Livetweeting a murder trial and decision on whether to admit online comments

The Camera‘s Erica Meltzer only started tweeting trial proceedings recently but is already one of my very favorite follows.

Today, she’s livetweeting the murder trial of Kevin McGregor, and one of my favorite topics — online comments — came up.

It’s great stuff, and the full feed is a wonderful example of courts coverage that reminded me of Steve Buttry’s (lengthy) guide to digital-first reporting. Here, too, is another example of live court reporting with Steve’s commentary — and another post with a sample court reporter’s workflow.

Here are a few samples from Erica’s feed today:

 

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