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Twittering Grace Trial. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Twittering Grace Trial
University of Montana law and journalism students are using Twitter to follow the W.R. Grace trial in real time from the courtroom in Missoula, Montana.

Blogging the Grace trial. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Blogging the Grace trial
University of Montana law and journalism students are blogging in real time about the W.R. Grace trial proceedings.

Google News. Photo by LibbyMT.com.
Google News
Google search engine is a good way to follow a variety of sources of news on the W.R. Grace trial.
Trial Watch: Technology in the Courtroom
Twitter, blogs, e-mail all playing a role in reporting the U.S. v. W.R. Grace trial
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
March 2, 2009

The W.R. Grace trial is unique in more ways besides the particulars of the case that is being tried. Many people are interested in closely following this case, but who physically cannot be present in the courtroom in Missoula, Montana. With the consent of Judge Molloy, reporters and law students are being allowed to be present in the courtroom and use dynamic technology to report on the proceedings.

University of Montana journalism and law students are present in the courtroom and are being allowed to use laptop computers to transmit data about the trial. Another room has been set up nearby with live audio and video streaming from the courtroom where more students and journalists can report about the proceedings. Students are using Twitter, a free social messaging utility that allows people to stay connected with short note mini-messages in real time. Twitter users report information in 140-character installments. Trial watchers can follow the studentsí real time coverage by searching on Twitter for #GraceCase. The University of Wyoming School of Law and School of Journalism have a joint online blog project for more in-depth, ongoing real-time posts as the trial unfolds each day.

Click on the links below for more on the use of new technology to follow this case.

University of Montana students experiment with Twitter, environmental journalism in W.R. Grace trial Covering the Planet (3/2/09)

Twitter: GraceCase Real-time postings of the W.R. Grace trial on Twitter

Blogging the Grace Case Joint project of the University of Montana School of Law and School of Journalism

Google News Google News search


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