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Photos of Reporters Racing to Deliver the Paul Manafort Verdict

A quaint old tradition known as the running of the interns.

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.


ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 21: Journalists run out of the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse during the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during the fourth day of jury deliberation August 21, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort has been charged with bank and tax fraud as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ON THE MOVE Semyon and others running from the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse on August 21. INTENSITY Win McNamee/Getty Images INTENSITY After the Manafort verdict was announced. He was found guilty on 8 counts of financial fraud, while the judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts. ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 21: Reporters run from the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse with news of the verdict in the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort August 21, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort was found guilty on 8 out of 18 counts of bank and tax fraud as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images NOTEBOOK IN HAND Another reporter on August 21.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A journalist runs out of the Supreme Court carrying a copy of the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled 5-4 that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images PUMPED-UP KICKS The throwback rules hold true for the U.S. Supreme Court, as well. ("The Rachel Maddow Show" even once did a segment on the paper-based verdicts and the race to deliver them.) Here, a woman in running shoes delivers the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby verdict in 2014. WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Television interns and producers run to their reporters after a court decision was released at the U.S. Supreme Court June 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. his week the high court is releasing several decisions and are expected to hand down its ruling on gay marriage and Obamacare subsidies by the end of the week. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mark Wilson/Getty Images FOOTRACE A police officer looks on as the interns sprint near the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015.
UNITED STATES - June 26 : Reporters run with the rulings in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. when the high court ruled that married gay and lesbian couples are entitled to federal benefits, making the ruling a major victory for the gay rights movement. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 25 - Members of the news media, including interns for network television stations, run with decisions in hand on the opinion for health care outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015, in an official tradition referred to as the 'running of the interns.' The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Douglas Graham/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 29: Interns run with a court decision to reporters stationed outside of the U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Today the high court ruled on the controversial drug that was implicated in botched executions, state efforts to reduce partisan influence in congressional redistricting and Environmental Protection Agency limits on the emission of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mark Wilson/Getty Images TWO AT A TIME A woman runs down the steps outside the Supreme Court in 2015. UNITED STATES - JUNE 25 - Members of the news media, including interns for network television stations, run with decisions in hand on the opinion for health care outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015, in an official tradition referred to as the 'running of the interns.' The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. RABBIT, RUN In 2015, racing to deliver the verdict about Obamacare tax subsidies.



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