Author and Editor: S.L. Alexander

S.L. Alexander S.L. Alexander, an award-winning journalist who has worked in print, radio and television, specializes in press coverage of courts.

A faculty member (now ret) of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans, she has written extensively on press coverage of courts, including Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists (2003) and Media and American Courts (2004).

Dr. Alexander earned a PhD at the University of Florida, an MA at the University of Miami, and a BA at Florida.

Her freelance work includes serving as a host of Writers Forum, a weekly 30-minute author interview program heard on WRBH-FM/, New Orleans.

A popular speaker, workshop leader and consultant on various journalism topics, she has frequently spoken on the trials and tribulations of high-profile litigants such as those covered in Courtroom Carnival, a collection of true, live tales of New Orleans courtrooms.

Dr. Alexander had an excerpt from her forthcoming memoirs, Seaboard Coast Line, in William McKeen's Homegrown in Florida, a collection of stories by several dozen Floridians including Alexander, Carl Hiaasen, Michael Connelly, and Tom Petty.

Contributing authors (Courtroom Carnival)

Jennifer John Block, MA, was a broadcast journalist who worked in three other states before settling on life in New Orleans at WWL-TV (CBS). She currently is a documentary filmmaker and serves as an adjunct instructor at Tulane University.

Erin Bremer, BA, is a native New Orleanian who graduated with honors from Loyola University. She is currently an MA student in New York City.

Lyn Koppel, MA, fifth generation New Orleanian, was a longtime dean of Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish.

Glenn Watts, PhD, Esq, served with distinction for two decades as a lawyer in the office of the Mississippi Attorney General. His books include The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (1999).

Charles Zewe, PhD, was an award-winning broadcast journalist who worked at two network affiliates in New Orleans before spending 12 years as a CNN-TV correspondent and anchor. He was also Vice President for Communication and External Affairs for the Louisiana State University System.

Co-authors (The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World)

Frank D. Durham is associate professor of journalism and mass communication at University of Iowa.

Alfred Lawrence Lorenz was A. Louis Read distinguished professor emeritus of mass communication at Loyola University New Orleans.

Vicki Mayer is professor of communication at Tulane University.

Book content and excerpts © 2011-2015 S.L. Alexander