February 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

The February 2014 issue of Connected is available online.

The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.

Most of the items are about the United States, but there is coverage of other jurisdictions from time to time. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.

In this issue:

  • NCSC’s Social Media and the Courts Network gets an update (a new site that provides information on how courts are currently using social media)
  • Courts using social media to warn public of scams
  • Harvard’s Neiman Journalism Lab takes a look at social media and the courts
  • Pennsylvania’s courts tweet about the fines, fees, costs and restitution it collected and distributed in 2013 ($455 million US!!!)
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