The Tampa Bay Times posted an article on Feb. 21 about how court reporter Cindy Braun, RPR, brought closed captioning into her church.
On Feb. 16, JD Supra Business Advisor posted a blog by Darlene Williams from Planet Depos in honor of Court Reporting & Captioning Week that showcases proofreader Jean Hammond.
In recognition of Court Reporting & Captioning Week, the Lexington Clipper-Herald ran an article on Feb. 18 showcasing the career of a local official court reporter from Lexington, Ky.
News Talk KGVO.com aired a segment featuring an interview with NCRA member Stephanie Morrow, RPR, an official court reporter from Missoula, Mont. The interview was about her career as a court reporter.
A letter to the editor written by NCRA member Melissa K. Atkinson, RDR, CRR, an official court reporter from Enid, Okla., was posted on Feb. 18 by TulsaWorld.com. The letter expresses her love for her job but her frustration at the lack of pay raises by the state.
Sarah Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CRC, was interviewed about the court reporting profession in an article posted by the Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio, on Feb. 18. Nageotte, a past president of NCRA, is an official court reporter from Jefferson, Ohio.
Good Day Wisconsin on FOX News 11, Green Bay, aired a story on Feb. 16 about court reporting that featured NCRA member Sheri Piontek, RMR, CRR, CRC. Piontek is president of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association.
On Feb. 18, the Rapid City [S.D.] Journal posted a feature article about the court reporting profession. The article quotes NCRA member Teresa Fink RMR, CRR, an official court reporter from Rapid City, S.D., and president of the South Dakota Court Reporters Association.
The Dothan Eagle, Dothan, Ala., posted a story on Feb. 16 highlighting the vital role court reporters play in the judicial system. The article includes an interview with NCRA member Karen Strickland Planz, an official court reporter for a local circuit judge and president of the Alabama Court Reporters Association.
Washington, D.C., news channel NBC4 joined volunteers and veterans at the National Court Reporters Foundation’s first Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project event, which was held at the Hearing Loss Association of America office in Bethesda, Md. A segment aired on the station on Feb. 18. The Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project, supported by an Innovation Grant from the ASAE Foundation, seeks to preserve the stories of America’s war veterans with hearing loss using CART captioning. The Hard-of-Hearing Heroes Project is an offshoot of NCRF’s continued work with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP). NCRF will use grant funds to host Hard-of-Hearing Heroes VHP Days across the nation.