Ground rules set for reporters covering traffic court

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The U.S. Attorney put a leash on the media when he took the unusual step of meeting with reporters, but only after they agreed not to ask any questions about the Traffic Court indictments. He would only answer select questions submitted in advance. Temple Journalism Professor Chris Harper says media organizations typically avoid such prior restraints. “The news organizations want to have spontaneous answers to be able to follow up on initial questions.” He says limiting restrictive protocols ensures the public has open access to information.