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ABC Legal Correspondent Shares Insights at Law School for Journalists

Reporting accurately, objectively and ethically should be the goals of all news coverage, and journalists —especially those covering high profile court cases — must work hard to achieve these goals, said Manny Medrano, ABC News legal correspondent, addressing attendees at Regent University's annual Law School for Journalists seminar September 17.

Medrano, a federal criminal prosecutor before turning to journalism, shared his insights from both perspectives in the courtroom. "I've been fortunate to have two immensely gratifying careers," he said. "At times, there's friction between the fourth estate and the legal system, but I think we can dissipate some of that by understanding each other and working together."

Following "Manny's Rules" for covering court cases will help reporters achieve the goals of news coverage, Medrano asserted. Some of his maxims include:

"Follow the rules of the court"
"Treat court personnel with respect…

New Library Service Available to Regent University Alumni

The Regent University Library is excited to announce alumni access to three library databases: Academic OneFile, Business Source alumni, and InfoTrack OneFile. These databases offer access to in excess of 21,000 full-text journals in an array of subject areas. To access the databases, visit the University Library website. You will be asked to register for the service, and once your alumni status is verified, the databases will be available for unlimited use.

If these databases prove to be popular, more databases in specific areas may be added in the future as they become available.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Regent Library reference desk by phone (1.888.249.1822), by e-mail (reference@regent.edu), or through IM via all major instant messaging services (screen name RegentULibrary).