A Topeka Capital-Journal reporter live-tweeting a murder trial on Tuesday tweeted a photo that showed a juror, resulting in a mistrial. Kansas Supreme Court rules state that “individual jurors shall not be photographed.” Capital-Journal publisher Gregg Ireland says:
A photo inadvertently was posted that contained the profile of a juror in the background. The Capital-Journal regrets the error and loss of the court’s time. We will use this as a training opportunity for our staff members as they strive to bring information to our readers in digital and print media.