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The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop was held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16-17, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 workshop and past workshops, go to the general Reporters’ Workshop page.

 

2017 Reporters’ Workshop Notebook

Agenda

Downtown Tallahassee map

Rules of Engagement

List of participating reporters

Participating reporters profiles

Moderators, presenters and panelists

The Media & Communications Law Committee of The Florida Bar thanks the following co-sponsors for their generous support of the 28th Annual Reporters’ Workshop:
Alison M. Steele PA
Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA
Marks Gray PA
Thomas & LoCicero PL
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information-UF
Judge (Ret.) Errol H. Powell

 

Materials for 2017 workshop sessions:

Introduction to the Supreme Court of Florida and Courthouse Tour

Technological Transparency: Appellate Court and Media Relations after Bush v. Gore:
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/2008_Bush_Gore_Article.pdf

Delivering Our Message: Court Communication Plan for the Judicial Branch of Florida, January 2016:
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/2016-Judicial-Branch-Court-Communication-Plan.pdf

Effective Techniques of Reporting the High-Profile Case

The Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom

A Discussion with Florida PIOs:

Should I Tweet That?

Libel and Defamation:

Can Trump Change Libel Laws?

Disney “pink slime” lawsuit settled for whopping $177 million

Donald Trump tweet on libel laws

Libel and Privacy: David M. Snyder

“Company pursues political clout,” Pensacola News Journal, Dec. 14, 1998

Fake News:

Identifying and Countering Fake News

Is There Such a Thing as Responsible Journalism?

Foreign national participation in US Elections

How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape US Politics

Implicit Bias:

Links to investigative journalism projects in which panelist Michael Braga was involved:

Flipping Fraud – http://projects.heraldtribune.com/investigateflip/investigateflip.html
Breaking the banks – http://htcreative.com/bankProject/banks.aspx
Insane. Invisible. In Danger. – http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2015/investigations/florida-mental-health-hospitals/
Bias on the bench – http://projects.heraldtribune.com/bias/

Public records: How to get the records you need:

myfloridalegal.com: The Florida attorney general’s Open Government site includes an electronic edition of the 2017 Sunshine Manual, a Public Records Guide for Law Enforcement agencies, circuit court cases mentioned in the Sunshine Manual and other resources.

floridafaf.org: The First Amendment Foundation offers a sample public records request form, open government news, open government legislation reports and updates.

 

2016 Reporters’ Workshop Notebook

Agenda

Rules of Engagement

Participating reporters

Moderators, presenter and panelists

Reporters’ Workshop sponsors (Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA; Marks Gray, PA; Mamie C. Joeveer, Esq.; Judge (Ret.) Errol H. Powell)

Introduction to the Supreme Court of Florida and Courthouse Tour

Technological Transparency: Appellate Court and Media Relations after Bush v. Gore:
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/2008_Bush_Gore_Article.pdf

Delivering Our Message: Court Communication Plan for the Judicial Branch of Florida, January 2016:
http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/2016-Judicial-Branch-Court-Communication-Plan.pdf

Libel and Privacy: What should journalists learn from Bollea v. Gawker (the Hulk Hogan case)?

Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker’s demise
https://boingboing.net/2016/08/23/some-questions-for-those-who-a.html

Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/technology/gawkers-gone-long-live-gawker.html?_r=0

How not to Gawker yourself: What we can learn
http://license.icopyright.net/rights/downloadLicense.act?lid=dm7uyXzqOko=

Peter Thiel: The Online Privacy Debate Won’t End With Gawker
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/opinion/peter-thiel-the-online-privacy-debate-wont-end-with-gawker.html

Gawker Media LLC v Bollea 2d DCA

Libel and Privacy

“Seventeen equal parts”: Martin A. Dyckman

Brennan Center for Justice:
http://www.brennancenter.org/

Justice at Stake:
http://www.justiceatstake.org/

The Florida Bar and Lawyer Regulation

Attorney Discipline – Information for the Public and Attorneys:
https://floridabar.org/acap

Attorney Discipline Road Map Interactive Infographic

Resources: The Florida Bar and Lawyer Regulation

Covering Florida – The Nation’s Ground Zero for Voting Controversy

Felon rights restoration an important issue this election

Florida Ten Years After the 2000 Election

Ion Sancho dispels election myths

Open Letter from Ion Sancho

Cotterell: Non-party voters may decide Florida’s electoral votes
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/cotterell/2016/08/06/non-party-voters-may-decide-floridas-electoral-votes/88343996/

Cotterell: Legislature gets another chance to take politics out of politics
http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/08/08/voting-rights-act-leroy-collins-bill-cotterell/31318503/

MacManus: Memo to Candidates and Parties: What More Voters Need to Know
http://www.sayfiereview.com/featured_column?column_id=59

NYT: Donald Trump, A ‘Rigged’ Election, And The Politics Of Race
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/22/us/politics/donald-trump-a-rigged-election-and-the-politics-of-race.html?_r=1

Miami Herald: Florida leads nation in disenfranchising former felons
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article95076927.html

TBT: The bogeyman at the ballot box: Voter fraud in Florida is largely a myth
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/the-bogeyman-at-the-ballot-box-voter-fraud-in-florida-is-largely-a-myth/2276141

Voter beware: Thanks to ID laws, being registered isn’t enough to vote in many states
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-voter-id-laws-20160719-snap-story.html

Will the 2000 Presidential Recount Repeat in 2016?
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/will-the-2000-presidential-recount-repeat-in-2016-8767855

Other interesting columns:

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2016/07/19/voting-easy/87321796/

https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/why-it-so-hard-vote-america

http://www.brennancenter.org/blog/whats-behind-voter-fraud-witch-hunt

“The 28 Pages: One Reporter’s Quest for the Secrets of 9/11”: Tom Julin

Executive Order 13526

ISCAP Appeal 14-089: July 10, 2014

Daily Beast: May 12, 2016

New York Times: July 15, 2016

Washington Post: Aug 3, 2016

CNN: Aug. 5, 2016

Death Penalty: A look at the Hurst Case

‘Where the death penalty still lives’:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/magazine/where-the-death-penalty-still-lives.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

‘Too Broken to Fix: Part I’:
http://fairpunishment.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FPP-TooBroken.pdf

‘Appeals court rules in favor of Fla. death penalty law’
http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/appeals-court-rules-in-favor-of-fla-death-penalty-law-20160319/

Hurst v Florida (U.S. 2016)

State v. Perry 5th DCA 2016

Perry v. State initial brief

Perry v. State answer brief

Perry v. State reply brief

Public records: How to get the records you need

2016 Overview of Sunshine and Public Records Laws


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