Research by Taylor Jones and Jessica Kalbfeld has received a lot of recent media attention, including:
“Speaking Black Dialect in Courtrooms Can Have Striking Consequences.” by John Eligon. New York Times. Jan 25,2019.
The article by John Eligon was also in the print edition, Sunday Times on Jan 27, 2019, page A21 under the headline “When Justice is Deaf to How Some Black People Talk.”
“Are Philly court reporters accurate with black dialect? Study: not really.” by Cassie Owens. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 22, 2019.
U.S. News & World Report has picked up Cassie Owens’ story from the Philadelphia Inquirer. This article has since also been picked up by the Associated Press, and the story has been published, via the AP news service, in the following local newspapers: the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, the Herald-Standard, the Roanoke Times, the Clay-Center Dispatch, the Courier Express, the Bristol Herald Courier, the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Dothan Eagle, the Standard-Journal, the Bradford Era, the Morning Times, and The Eagle.
“Court Reporters May Be Writing Down Black People's Testimonies Wrong.” by Leila Ettachfini. Vice Media. May 23, 2019.
“Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile. Testifying while Black.” Daily KOS. May 28, 2019.
Taylor Jones was on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY this morning speaking about the court reporter research with Cassie Owens, who covered our research in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Kami Chavis, Professor of law and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest School of Law. Listen here.
Deray McKesson, Clint Smith III, Brittany Packnett, and Sam Sinyangwe discussed the court reporter research on Pod Save the People. The segment starts 11 minutes and 58 seconds into the episode. Take a listen.
Taylor Jones spoke to Carol Off on CBC Radio One’s As It Happens about the court reporter research. Read the transcript and hear the audio of his interview.
The court reporters study was mentioned in The Hill’s Morning Report on January 28, 2019. Its towards the bottom under Criminal justice and linguistics.
John McWhorter wrote about the court reporter study in an article in The Atlantic.
The Sentencing Project featured the research in their March 4 monthly Race and Justice News roundup.
Bustle wrote about the criminalization of AAE in relation to the new documentary “When They See Us” and spoke to co-author Taylor Jones about findings from the court reporters study.
“African American English often misunderstood in court.” by Jeff Glorfeld. Cosmos Magazine. May 27, 2019.