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Reporters’ Workshop nominations being accepted

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Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 30th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on October 28 and 29. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV, and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida. The workshop is presented by The Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee.

Nominations must be made by editors, publishers or news directors and include information on the journalist’s background, assignments and contact information. Reporters who are accepted will be awarded scholarships for two nights’ hotel accommodations and workshop meals. Travel expenses and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant or the participant’s employer. Reporters attending will learn about legal reporting and covering the state courts from lawyers, judges and experienced journalists. Topics include:

  • Covering high-profile cases;
  • Meeting Florida’s new Supreme Court justices;
  • The Florida Bar’s discipline system for attorneys;
  • Libel law and privacy;
  • Florida elections and election security from those on the front lines;
  • Gaining access to public records;
  • Understanding the First Amendment and court cases.

Additionally, there will be a tour of the Florida Supreme Court, and dinner with Florida Supreme Court justices.

Deadline for nominations is September 4, via email to: [email protected] or by mail to: The Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, Communications Department, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399. Those selected for participation will be notified by mid-September.