Trial by Media: Season 1

Trial by Media: Season 1

Trial by Media: Season 1

Netflix's true crime docuseries puts a focus on the media and how it's influenced the verdicts of some of the most dramatic trials in recent history. Executive produced by George Clooney and CNN law pundit Jeffrey Toobin.

Since televised courtroom coverage introduced a new emphasis on showmanship into the U.S. legal system, the courtroom has never been the same. Features cases reaching across different areas of the law including the Jenny Jones murder trials, Rod Blagojevich’s political fall, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City.

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Salon

Salon

press

What "Trial by Media" does exceptionally well is distill, in under an hour, the "big takeaways" from each episode... The series is missing an overarching synthesis about how or why viewers should reinterrogate their relationship with crime and court television, especially in the age of true crime.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

At times unfocused, Netflix’s latest docuseries “Trial by Media” struggles to bring its six stories together under the same umbrella but contains enough insight to warrant a look and possibly spark conversation.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

The new six-episode Netflix nonfiction anthology “Trial by Media” constitutes good, solid recappery in the realm of true crime and 50 shades of quality in the world of press coverage of high-profile legal sweepstakes.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

The series neither creates a timeline nor makes an overarching argument. We're left wondering: When journalists are in thrall to murderers, what is to be done?

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The illuminating Trial by Media devotes an hour each to six high-profile and sensational criminal cases that drew the attention of news organizations from around the country and sometimes around the world.

Salon

Salon

press

What "Trial by Media" does exceptionally well is distill, in under an hour, the "big takeaways" from each episode... The series is missing an overarching synthesis about how or why viewers should reinterrogate their relationship with crime and court television, especially in the age of true crime.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

At times unfocused, Netflix’s latest docuseries “Trial by Media” struggles to bring its six stories together under the same umbrella but contains enough insight to warrant a look and possibly spark conversation.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

The new six-episode Netflix nonfiction anthology “Trial by Media” constitutes good, solid recappery in the realm of true crime and 50 shades of quality in the world of press coverage of high-profile legal sweepstakes.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

The series neither creates a timeline nor makes an overarching argument. We're left wondering: When journalists are in thrall to murderers, what is to be done?

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The illuminating Trial by Media devotes an hour each to six high-profile and sensational criminal cases that drew the attention of news organizations from around the country and sometimes around the world.

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