An Argument for Cameras in the Courtroom

May 3, 2010 discussion, lead

From Above The Law

KITV reporter, Daryl Huff has a TV reporter’s view of camera’s in the courtroom.

“…I report for television — KITV4 News, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, to be specific. I don’t cover many stories in federal district court anymore, because the court won’t let me bring in my tools: a camera and microphone.

This really pisses me off….

My station is actually better than most at covering federal court. At least we try. I am frequently the only television reporter standing outside the courthouse door, waiting with my cameraman for our 20-second shot of a defendant or plaintiff.”

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