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 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/wrbh.org, 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 has 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

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, has 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 is currently Vice President for Communication and External Affairs for the Louisiana State University System.

Book content and excerpts © 2011 S.L. Alexander