At least 250 reporters were expected in Bellefonte, Pa. when Jerry Sandusky arrived in court on Tuesday as jury selection began for his sex abuse trial. Although Judge John Cleland had initially indicated that media could report live from the court room, he revoked that capability shortly before jury selection.
Despite this decision there was still plenty of media updates coming from Bellefonte over the course of the first day of jury selection -- when five men and four women were chosen, leaving seven more spots to be filled. Judge Cleland has reportedly said that he wants to start the trial on Monday. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach is fighting 52 criminal charges for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years, charges which he has denied repeatedly.
To help you keep up with the trial, we have compiled a list of media members to follow on Twitter in order to receive the best and freshest information. Presumably, new voices will distinguish themselves as the trial progreses. We'll be sure to keep adding them. Also, please let us know if there is any must-follow that we're missing.
Sara Ganim - @sganim: Crime reporter for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg.
Anne Danahy - @AnneDanahy: Centre Daily Times reporter.
Courtney Brennan - @WPXI_Courtney: TV reporter for WPXI in Pittsburgh
Bill Wadell - @BillWadell: Reporter with 6News Centre County Newsroom
Dave Bondy - @WPXI_DaveBondy: WPXI Channel 11 Journalist
Michael Sisak - @cvmikesisak: Staff writer for The Citizens' Voice in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
The Patriot-News - @PatriotNews: The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa.
Emily Kaplan - @EKaplan24: Student, Penn State College of Communications '13
Megan Healey - @MeganHealey: Weekend anchor/reporter for WHTM-TV in Harrisburg
ABC 27 Sandusky Trial - @abc27Sandusky: WHTM-TV's comprehensive Sandusky trial account.
Arthur Lien - @Courtartist: Courtroom sketch artist