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Atlantic Legal Analyst Wins Gavel Award

Congrats to Andrew Cohen, contributing editor of The Atlantic, for winning the 2013 American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary.

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Media Takes Sides on Zimmerman Decision

After continual media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and more than 16 hours of deliberation by the jury, Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter over the weekend.

Since the shooting occurred last year, the case has been heavily followed by the media, with some outlets taking clear, strong stances. Now that the not-guilty verdict has been announced, some publications are being even more outspoken on the matter. We looked at a wide array of news organizations to analyze each publication’s own verdict of the case.

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Atlantic Digital Hires 3, Promotes 1

Bob Cohn, Editorial Director for Atlantic Digital, has announced new hires and a promotion.

The hires: John Metcalf (from WJLA/Channel 7) — staff writer on Atlantic Cities, Matt Haber (The New York Observer among others like Salon, WCP, The Village Voice)– news editor of The Atlantic Wire and Jen Doll (The Village Voice blog, Runnin’ Scared)– senior writer for The Atlantic Wire (pictured above). The promotion is for Andrew Cohen. He moves from Correspondent to Contributing Editor of

Read the full internal memo…

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What’s It Like To Cover The Sotomayor Hearings?

Many of you can probably answer that question for yourself (boring), but for those of you off the Judge Sonia Sotomayor beat this week, Mediaite’s Rachel Sklar caught up with a few “legal eagles” for the down-low.

Our favorite question from Sklar to The New Yorker and CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, Slate and NYT‘s Dahlia Lithwick, CBS’ Andrew Cohen and SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein:

Is this a huge mecca for legal media? Going to any fancy lawyer parties? (oxymoron alert!)

Cohen: I have no idea about any parties. I don’t “party” when I cover something like this because I have to work 18 hour days. I have brought my 10-year-old son with me, and he’s excited to be a part of history, and when I’m off we’ll be enjoying DC. I suspect you will be hearing that same answer from most serious journalists who are covering this. It ain’t the Hamptons.

Goldstein: All of the legal media is certainly here – e.g., all of the S. Ct. press corps is here, though some have left. The legal media doesn’t have much in the way of press jockeying. Sometimes law firms or law schools will offer up their people, but that’s about it. For this, it’s the political people and interest groups who are jockeying, and they are doing it a ton. The rest of the media is here, and they make up the great majority of people. By week’s end, the non-Hispanic media will be pretty much gone.

Toobin: I don’t think it’s a huge mecca for legal media. A lot of people “cover” a confirmation hearing by watching it on TV. I am unaware of a single party. Perhaps I’m not invited.

Lithwick: If there are lots of parties I don’t know about ‘em. Yes every legal journo around is here. I am going to a book party tonight. But if its Court Nerd Sundance Festival I am not on the right lists.

Who knew “legal eagles” had such senses of humor! Read on here.