It's the price to pay for justice being seen to be done. There are good reasons for trials routinely taking place in public and being reported by the press. Besides, imagine the rumours if we never actually knew who had been tried and acquitted?
Indeed.. but the current set up is absurd. We have media sitting in the gallery not allowed to record and we then rely on their observations to tell us what is going on. Why not just introduce filmed courts that stream onto the internet?