The Press: Demonstration & Duty

In a mock courtroom set up in Philadelphia for the American Bar Association last week, five news photographers busily took more than 300 pictures while a "trial" was in progress. The demonstration was staged by the National Press Photographers Association, which is campaigning to open U.S. courtrooms to news photographers (TIME, June 20). Taking pictures quietly, using high-speed film and other equipment that would not disturb the dignity of a court, the five photographers moved around the courtroom so quietly that many of the 300 lawyers present did not know a test was going on.

After the demonstration was over, without a...

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