State court system grants bloggers same courtroom photography access as MSM

The Supreme Judicial Court this week approved a new rule that for the first time will let citizen journalists photograph trials and other court proceedings on a routine basis.

The new rule, which takes effect 1 July, will let people who fall under a new, broader definition of news media to register with the court system for photography access to courtrooms. They’ll have to sign a statement agreeing to certain conditions (for example, no photographs of jurors) — via

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