Welcome and call to order - Justice Dale V. Sandstrom, Chair
Draw lots to determine term lengths of one to three years
Overview and history of Administrative Rule 21
Issues raised by the media representative
1. Equipment Issuesa. Digital & HD cameras and feed issues.b. Noisy cameras.c. Use of cell phones, i-Pads, tablets, etc.d. Wireless accessibility.e. Co-ax cable issues in the Supreme Court.2. Rule Issuesa. Short notice initial appearances & Odyssey.b. Change of membership of the Commission. Print media? No Press Photographers Association.c. Blanket approval issues for future proceedings.d. Are requests for coverage requests or motions?e. Rule 21 apply to non-court proceedings presided over by judges, such as Judicial Disciplinary hearings?f. Is the one TV camera viable or necessary today?g. How far do the rules cover? In the courtroom? Hallways outside the courtroom? All but the ground floor of the court house?h. Need to review all of the rules for need to update wording and procedures. They were drafted with 1984 technology as a reference and have not been substantively amended since then. A lot has changed in the ensuing 29 years. Is a still photographer a person using a camera, a cell phone, or an i-Pad?i. Who are media personnel? Where do blogs and alternative print publications fit in?j. The media representative and competition issues.3. Operational issuesa. Requirements by some courts to set up so many hours or even a day in advance.b. Is there a need any longer for Supreme Court requests?c. Are live broadcasts allowed?d. Issues of streaming, blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and whatever else may come along.e. Have there been any real problem areas with coverage so far?f. How to assure that new judges are schooled in the rule?g. Problem with judges allowing some expanded media coverage (still cameras) but not others (TV cameras).
Schedule future meetings (perhaps early November and early January)