Nebraska State Bar Foundation

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PEOPLE Media Sub-Committee

The goals of the Media sub-committee are as follow:
•Review and evaluate response to instances of unfair criticism of the courts
•Develop materials for a spokesperson to communicate with the media
•Recruit lawyers statewide to act as spokespersons if necessary
•Educate members of the media and journalism classes (high school and post secondary) about the role of the judiciary
•Review existing materials and develop informational materials for the media and the public

Media Events

Judges & Journalist Workshop
Embassy Suites Hotel
Lincoln, Nebraska
Full-day seminar
December 1, 2006

The program goal is twofold:
1) Build greater understanding of the First Amendment and a Free Press.
2) Examine the role of the judiciary in our democratic form of government.

Nationally recognized "law and media" experts facilitated a day long program for judges and journalists interested in building greater public understanding of the judicial system. Learn more by visiting the Reynolds National Center for Courts and the Media, which is a part of Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada in Reno.

National Center for Courts and Media Director Gary Hengsler emphasizes point to judges' breakout group. Judges pose as journalists trying to 'get the story' from court participants after a mock trial.


Law-Related Education