The vast majority of people now depend on the media, both electronic and press, for information about criminal trials, instead of personal observation or spectator reports. Thus, the media serve as representatives of those private citizen observers and reporters of trials.
Given that the public has the right to know about trials, the author's position above best justifies which of the following?
A) limiting nonmedia access to trials
B) censoring media reports on criminal court proceedings
C) sequestering juries in criminal trials that are covered by the media
D) expanding the right of the press to be present and cover trial proceedings
E) requiring prosecuting and defense lawyers to give press briefings in criminal trials