A North Carolina judge recently jailed a small-town newspaper editor after one of his reporters used an audio recorder to take notes at a murder trial, a punishment the publisher and a media-rights group say is excessive.
The incident unfolded last month when a superior court judge, Stephan Futrell, sentenced Gavin Stone, the news editor of the Richmond County Daily Journal, to five days in jail. Stone was handcuffed in court and taken to jail, the Associated Press reports Wednesday.
Stone was released the next day but still faces the possibility of more time behind bars.The court allows electronic media and […]
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