CUNY Journalism Hosts Panel on Courtroom Artists

The role of courtroom artists in American journalism and law will be the subject of a panel discussion on Nov. 19 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Titled “The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Journalism, Law and Art,” the discussion will focus on court art and its unique blend of law, journalism and art. The panel will be moderated by renowned attorney Gary Naftalis and will encompass the ever-present tension between the public’s right to know and a defendant’s right to a fair trial through the eyes of two prolific courtroom artists. The panelists include U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, investigative reporter Diane Dimond and courtroom artists Elizabeth Williams and Aggie Kenny, who are featured in our book The Illustrated Courtroom, the first over-sized, full-color art book featuring more than 150 illustrations from some of the most iconic trials of the last half century.