A blog posted June 28 by JD Supra Business Advisor addresses the issue of trying to explain the job of a court reporter to someone. Author Julia Alicandri of Planet Depos poses some questions about the profession she was asked by a friend.
A blog by Kramm Court Reporting posted April 29 on JD Supra Business Advisor addresses how court reporters should deal with oral replies that are typically used in union grievances and employee matters.
A blog posted March 11 by Kramm Court Reporting, San Diego, Calif., discusses the challenges court reporters sometimes face of getting the spelling of a witness’ name correct. The blog offers five tips to avoid help avoid misspellings.
A blog posted March 2 by the JD Supra Business Advisor discusses why it is important to raise awareness about the court reporting profession and clarifies several misconceptions about the job. Author Julia Alicandri, a court reporter with Planet Depos in Washington, D.C., notes that the courtroom is not the only work setting, that technology will not replace a human, and what it takes to become a professional court reporter.
The Irish Times posted an article on Oct. 16 showcasing the important role stenographers play in capturing the record, as well as the skills needed to focus only on hearing what is being said. Gwen Malone, the court reporter in Ireland who is featured in the piece, said, tongue-in-cheek, “a stenographer is meant to be seen and not heard, like a young lady.”
The Sept. 2 edition of Word of Mouth, a show on New Hampshire Public Radio, interviewed Gavin Jenkins, a freelance writer for Vice who wrote about his experience attending the NCRA Convention & Expo. Jenkins shared his impressions of the professionals he met and talked about the need for people to fill the impending shortage. He also explained how realtime works and the need for both speed and accuracy.
Television station CBS 21, New Cumberland, Pa., aired a story about the court reporting profession on Mon., Aug. 31, that featured NCRA President-Elect Tiva Wood, RDR, CMRS, and NCRA member Ann Wetmore, from Henderson, Kashmere, Wetmore, LLC, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The story included a demonstration of how a steno machine works and cited NCRA statistics about the job outlook. According to the news reporter, the piece has received a huge response on Facebook.