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INTERSTENO: Demystifying the Intersteno Speech Capturing Competition

By Laura P. Brewer Are you curious about the Intersteno speed competition (referred to as Speech Capturing at Intersteno), but your eyes glaze over when people start talking about four-point versus one-point penalties; sections A, B, and C; incremental speed increases; testing strategy; and tables for syllables per minute in seven different languages? Take heart — you are not the only one who gets confused! But don’t let that stop you from … [Continue reading...]

STUDENT REPORTING: The race is on

By Madelyn Jones The green signal flag is down -- the race to the finish line is underway. Things are going along very well along the speedbuilding raceway; no speed bumps in sight. You manage to navigate around a series of small undulations. You are starting to get your cruise on. And then, out of the blue, your speed plateaus. The yellow caution flag drops. You find yourself in the same speed for over six months. You know that you at least … [Continue reading...]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The heavy responsibility of being a reporter

By Timothy St. Clair The opinion section of the JCR allows readers to express their thoughts on various topics. Statements of fact or opinion are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily express the opinion of NCRA or anyone connected with NCRA. As we can all agree, the percentage of litigating lawyers we have any contact with are far outnumbered by those practicing law in the many other arenas available to their craft. Of … [Continue reading...]

Cloud service to insulate media and entertainment industry from caption outages

In a press release issued April 25, VITAC Corp announced VTAC Power Connect, a new cloud service that hardwires continuous programming from realtime captioners to live broadcasting encoders. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

Cheryl Haab, RPR

NCRA MEMBER PROFILE: Cheryl Haab, RPR

Currently resides in: Orange County, Calif. Employment type: Freelance court reporter Member since: 2009 Graduated from: Bryan College Theory: StenEd What are your favorite briefs or tips? NOIMD – “not calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.” It is a godsend to brief this onerous phrase! Why did you decide to enter this profession and how did you learn about the career? In 2007, I was a single parent … [Continue reading...]

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New professionals share their advice, strategies for earning the RPR

The Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) is NCRA’s foundational certification, which tests the essential knowledge and skills for an entry-level reporter. … [Read More...]

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INTERSTENO: Demystifying the Intersteno Speech Capturing Competition

By Laura P. Brewer Are you curious about the Intersteno speed competition (referred to as Speech Capturing at Intersteno), but your eyes glaze over … [Read More...]

Cloud service to insulate media and entertainment industry from caption outages

In a press release issued April 25, VITAC Corp announced VTAC Power Connect, a new cloud service that hardwires continuous programming from realtime … [Read More...]

NCRA member in the news

The Dispatch, Lexington, Ky., reported on April 24 that NCRA member Amy Brauser earned the nationally recognized Certified Realtime Reporter … [Read More...]

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NCRA members share their tips for going green

In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, the JCR Weekly asked members, “What is one way you’re going green in your professional life?” Respondents … [Read More...]

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Experience the magic of Las Vegas at the NCRA Convention & Expo

Catch the magic of savings by registering now for the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo being held Aug. 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nev. Register by July 4 and … [Read More...]

NCRA Student Committee contest winners featured

eNews Park Forest posted an article on April 21 announcing the winners of a contest sponsored by NCRA’s Student Committee in honor of the 2017 Court … [Read More...]

Celebrating the legal profession on Law Day and year-round

May 1 marks Law Day, a national day celebrating the role of law in our society and cultivating a deeper understanding of the legal profession, … [Read More...]

NCRA leadership quoted in article about profession

The Ledger, Memphis, Tenn., posted an extensive article on April 20 that quotes NCRA President Nativa Wood FAPR, RDR, CMRS, and Director Max Curry, … [Read More...]

NCRA member featured in captioning article

The Ledger, Memphis, Tenn., posted an article on April 20 about the need for closed captioners that features NCRA member Linda Hershey, FAPR, RDR, … [Read More...]

Tri-C court reporting professor earns national honor

The Cuyahoga Community College, Cuyahoga, Ohio, issued a press release on April 18 announcing that the JCR recently honored Jen Krueger, RMR, CRI, … [Read More...]

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