Court Reporting Guide
Journalists play a key role in helping the Queensland community understand sentencing. This is why we have developed the Court reporting guide for Journalists which explains:
- court processes
- what journalists can and can’t report
- courtroom etiquette, and
- commonly used terminology.
Developed in consultation with journalists from television, radio and print, the Supreme District Court and the Queensland Law Society, the Guide provides a simple, plain English overview of the courts to assist journalists to cover court proceedings accurately – supporting enhanced community understanding and confidence in Queensland courts and the criminal justice system.
You can download a copy of the Court reporting guide for Journalists or contact the Council’s Media and Engagement team to request a hard copy of the handy A5, 36-page Guide.