My name is Jessica Melanson. I’m in my fourth year at Northeastern University studying journalism with a double minor in criminal justice and law and public policy. I spent six months in 2011 working at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., and I’ve been clerking at O’Malley and Harvey in downtown Boston since this past July. I also write for and sit on the executive board of NU Science Magazine as a general content editor and webmaster.
This website serves as one half of my independent research project about cameras and other technology in Massachusetts courtrooms, as a directed study under the direction of my advisor Dan Kennedy, a Northeastern assistant professor of journalism and prominent media blogger.