By Kevin O'Keefe

NPR program launches legal blog

Justice Talking, an award-winning NPR program produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has launched a blog and discussion forum called Talking Justice. Justice Talking airs in nearly 100 public radio markets and in 140 countries around the globe via NPR Worldwide and Armed Forces Radio Network.

Each day of the week, a new, timely commentary from a distinguished contributor will be posted at Talking Justice. Bloggers from organizations as diverse as the American Tort Reform Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Family Research Council, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National District Attorney’s Association and the satirical group the Capitol Steps will offer their views about law and American life. Some of the best legal blogs, websites and newspapers, including SCOTUSBlog, FindLaw, the National Law Journal and Jurist will post content as well. 

Listeners and readers also are invited to participate in the debate via discussion forums centered around topics aired on Justice Talking programs. In recent months, topics have included issues ranging from the war on drugs to the war on terror, the right to vote to the right to pray. 

Justice Talking, hosted by veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler, has won 18 national journalism awards. Each program features intelligent conversation with activists and analysts, personal stories of those affected by the law, and lively debate on today’s legal issues. 

Sounds like an excellent opportunity for lawyers looking to gain exposure for themselves and their blog. Start blogging about issues in your niche covered on the program, referencing the bloggers on the program. The featured bloggers will see you and you’ll gradually grow into their network.

Also get to the forum’s host via participation in the program’s blog and forum. When you’ve blogged something timely to their program, email the producers/hosts.

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