By Jason Sanford
ONA Manager of Communications and Content
With the Steubenville rape trial having become one of the biggest Ohio news events in recent years, the ONA wanted to examine how the local newspaper—The Herald Star—covered the story.
Below are six front pages from the Herald Star, showcasing how they covered the last few days of the trial and its immediate aftermath. Kudos to everyone at the Herald Star for doing a great job covering a difficult case under trying conditions.
In addition, here’s some of the more interesting coverage I’ve seen on the trial, including a New York Times article on how social media is a double-edged sword and a Poynter item on how CNN’s Steubenville coverage was called too sympathetic to the young men convicted in the case.
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