Citizen Journalists as members of the press

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today announced a major revision to its Rule 1:19 governing the use of cameras, computers and other electronic devices by those reporting on trials and other court proceedings. Most notable (to me) about the new rule is its explicit recognition of citizen journalists as members of the press who are entitled to the same credentials as those employed by the mainstream media.

Even though this new rule does not go into effect until July 1, 2012, some of my fellow bloggers might want to use the intervening time to become acquainted with some of the traditional uses of press credentials. Through the magic of YouTube, I was able to find the following training video from a most reputable school of journalism:

4 Responses to Citizen Journalists as members of the press

  1. Nancy P says:

    :) A wise woman once told me “to act as if……”. So I guess that is what you “learn” to be a great journalist. Wonderful video!