Registration now open for Media/Courts Training

By Melissa Davlin

The Idaho Press Club has teamed up with Attorneys for Civic Education and the University of Idaho College of Law for a free courts training for Idaho journalists, the latest installment of our multi-year Journalists’ Institute on Covering the Courts training series.

Registration is open for the day-long session, titled “Without Fear or Favor: Reporting on the Rule of Law and the Work of an Independent, Impartial Judiciary.” The training will take place at the University of Idaho College of Law Boise Campus from 8:30 am to 3:40 pm on April 30, the same day as the Idaho Press Club banquet.

Travel stipends are available for those located outside the Treasure Valley, and lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Planned sessions include information on journalists’ access to court proceedings, a discussion on prosecutorial discretion, and the role and importance of jury instructions. Idaho journalists who cover the courts, or who supervise reporters who do, are cordially invited to participate.

For more information, contact Melissa Davlin at melissadavlin@gmail.com. To register, click here: https://idahopressclub.wufoo.com/forms/court-institute-for-journalists-registration/

Melissa Davlin is the host of “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, and is the vice president of the Idaho Press Club.