Over the last several decades, there have been vast technological advancements in the modern digital newsroom. But some things stay the same, and one of those is reporting from a federal courtroom, where cell phones and cameras are not allowed. On August 21, when the verdict in the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was announced in Alexandria, Virginia, bystanders were treated to the spectacle of reporters — usually young interns — sprinting from the building to deliver the news. The most circulated image was of the woman in a blue dress who later identified herself as Cassie Semyon, an NBC intern who got a shoutout from anchor Andrea Mitchell for being so quick on the job. (Semyon later tweeted that her excellent form was due to her days on the cross-country team.) Here, a look at some other reporters racing to beat the competition.
So proud. Have you ever seen a better picture of a journalist running to break news of a verdict? Our intern Cassie Semyon racing from the Manafort courtroom knows as "The Lady in the Blue Dress" @TempleUniv pic.twitter.com/gaEaJL72ad— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 22, 2018
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ON THE MOVE Win McNamee/Getty Images INTENSITY Win McNamee/Getty Images NOTEBOOK IN HAND
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