NBC News is partnering with the publisher of SCOTUSblog to cover the upcoming Supreme Court decisions.
As part of the deal, SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein will become a contributor to NBC News, appearing on-air and writing for NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com through the end of the current term. The network is quick to point out that justice correspondent Pete Williams won’t be going anywhere.
“It is an honor to work so closely with NBC News and Pete Williams during such a historic time at the Supreme Court,” said Goldstein in a statement. “Bringing SCOTUSblog to the attention of the network’s huge and well-informed audience is a tremendous opportunity for us.”
SCOTUSblog has quickly earned a name for itself as one of the fastest and most reliable sources of news and analysis when it comes to the Supreme Court. Last year, when CNN and Fox News incorrectly reported the outcome of the healthcare decision, FNC’s Megyn Kelly saw SCOTUSblog’s take, prompting a correction. It also wrote the definitive story on what happened that day.
As it happens, SCOTUSblog is sponsored by NBC competitor Bloomberg, which has a long and complicated history with its parent company Comcast.
More information below.
NBC NEWS TO PARTNER WITH SUPREME COURT EXPERT FOR COVERAGE OF UPCOMING SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Joining NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams, SCOTUSblog Publisher will contribute on-air and on NBCNews.com
NEW YORK, NY—June 3, 2013— With pathbreaking rulings on issues such as same-sex marriage, affirmative action, voting rights, and genetic patenting set to be issued throughout the month, NBC News and MSNBC announced today a partnership with the Publisher of SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States blog) for coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court decisions. As part of this collaboration, SCOTUSblog Publisher Tom Goldstein will contribute as a Supreme Court analyst across NBC News and MSNBC on-air programs, and will contribute editorially to NBCNews.com and tv.msnbc.com through the duration of the current Supreme Court session. SCOTUSblog’s live coverage of the Court’s rulings will also be featured on NBCNews.com.
Goldstein, who has argued 28 cases at the High Court and teaches at Harvard Law School, joins NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams to provide in-depth coverage and analysis of these historic decisions in real time.
“SCOTUSblog has become the go-to online source for news and analysis of the US Supreme Court, read by anyone looking for dependable information – including the justices themselves,” said Williams. “The insight of Tom Goldstein will enhance our coverage.”
“It is an honor to work so closely with NBC News and Pete Williams during such a historic time at the Supreme Court,” said Goldstein. “Bringing SCOTUSblog to the attention of the network’s huge and well-informed audience is a tremendous opportunity for us.”
Widely regarded as a top destination for Supreme Court news, SCOTUSblog has an established reputation for extensive reporting on complex and high-profile rulings such as the Affordable Care Act. This year, the site became the first blog to ever receive the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media. Goldstein co-founded SCOTUSblog with Amy Howe in 2002.
For real-time news and analysis on the Supreme Court, visit NBCNews.com.