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June 2017

Reaction to Reduction in White House Briefings

Journalists around the world are watching the White House, and reacting to what appears to be a troubling trend of severely reduced access for the news media.
  Monday’s briefing was declared a “gaggle” with no cameras or microphones allowed.  The White House has a printed transcript of what transpired here:

Quick Recap of One-Man Banding Webinar

Good information during an INBA webinar on working alone in the field: how to do it better both technologically and ethically.  

TV News Director Moves North

Kent Harrell has been a fixture in TV Newsrooms in Illinois and Wisconsin for the past several years, and now he's made another move north of the border.  Harrell started June 12 as News Director at WDJT-TV (CBS58) in Milwaukee.

Court Coverage Teleconferences

INBA Cams and Mics Chairman Jim Grimes is organizing teleconferences involving Media Coordinators across the state, to discuss experiences with Extended Media Coverage requests.  The first was held June 21, with representation from the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 11th and 17th Circuits.  Four coordinators reporter little to no problems in working with Court Administrators and Judges, but two indicated some issues that the INBA will attempt to help address.