Sandusky Judge Allows Live-Tweeting, Live-Blogging During Trial. As pointed out by the folks at Poynter, according to the court order issued on Wednesday by the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, reporters will be allowed to live-tweet and live-blog during the trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on sexual abuse charges. They cannot, however, broadcast testimony “verbatim” or transmit photographs, the court order said.
For the preliminary hearing in December, Specially Presiding Judge John M. Cleland at first said reporters had to turn their phones off and that laptops could be used “solely for the purpose of note taking.” He later relaxed the rules to allow live-tweeting and live-blogging.
NBC10 will be live at the trial as it begins next Tuesday, June 5. Stick with NBC10.com, @NBCPhiladelphia on Twitter and NBC10 News on-air for the latest from Centre County.
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