Ruth J. Morrison, the founder of of the digital media and news company “What’s The 411,” can rejoice in her history-making move. Her Brooklyn-based firm recently became the first media company to receive credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court. Constitutional law professor Gloria Browne-Marshall, who teaches at John Jay College of The City University of New York, represented the network as a correspondent and listened to the cases Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority on February 28th.
“My mission is to report on the U.S. Supreme Court in a manner that is accessible to the general public and of assistance to scholars at large, said Gloria Browne-Marshall. “I applaud What’s The 411 Networks for its willingness to cover the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, as not enough attention is paid to the Third branch of government. The general population knows the least about the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court; yet its rulings become the law of the land.”
Morrison was the first Executive Director of the Brooklyn International Trade Development Center and has an illustrious career in the media industry, having worked as a producer for WNYC-TV and as the first African-American woman beat reporter to cover the NY Knicks. She was also a communications fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program at Northwestern University and a Communications Director for the U.S. Congress. She holds a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.