June 27, 2016
The 27th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Florida. The workshop is presented by The Florida Bar’s Media and Communications Law Committee.
Workshop scholarships cover 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:
· Voting Rights/Voter Issues
· Capital Punishment: Death Penalty in Florida
· A look at the Constitution Revision Commission
· Public records access: How to get the records you need
· Merit retention in Florida
Additionally, there will be luncheon speakers on timely topics, a tour of the Supreme Court of Florida and an evening reception and dinner on the 22nd floor of the Capitol with the Supreme Court justices of Florida.
Nominations must be made by editors, publishers or news directors and include information on the journalist’s background, current assignments and contact information.
Please send nominations for receipt by 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, to The Florida Bar Public Information Department by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (850-561-9429) or mail Reporters’ Workshop, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399.
The selection process will be completed by early August, and those selected for participation will be notified by email.