Tag: cameras in the courtroom

by Joe Spurr

The information office of the highest court in Massachusetts just launched a new online registration process for citizens and news organizations wishing to use cameras and other electronic equipment to cover court hearings throughout the state. The process is a lead-in for amended courtroom media rules that become effective next month. Key changes to Rule [...] more »

by John Davidow

In the last few weeks Order in the Court 2.0 has made enormous strides in moving forward with our project. Most importantly we’ve brought on board two very talented individuals who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of this project. Below is the note that I put out to the staff of WBUR, which is [...] more »

by John Davidow

Going into last week’s meeting at Quincy District Court, Joan Kenney, the state court’s chief public information officer and I had a quick phone meeting on what we were going to talk about at an upcoming meeting with Judge Andre A. Gelinas. Judge Gelinas, a retired justice who sat on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, now [...] more »

by John Davidow

The idea behind Order in the Court 2.0, one of this year’s winners of a Knight News Challenge grant, is to restore and reinvigorate the public’s access and understanding of our nation’s courts. Up to now journalism has been the primary bridge connecting the public to the courts. But the media’s ability to cover the [...] more »