Iowa Supreme Court approves new courtroom rules - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Iowa Supreme Court approves new courtroom rules


Some big changes are coming to Iowa and the way we bring you the news.

The Iowa Supreme Court is making the biggest changes to courtroom news coverage in the state since 1979.

This will give KTIV viewers much greater access to some of the biggest cases in Iowa.

"These new rules should impact the public access and improve the access because there will be more people reporting in different formats and with different technology. So people that are active on twitter will have a live twitter feed for example," said Jeana Goosmann, Goosmann Law Firm.

Among the ability to tweet from the courtroom, journalists will be able to text, blog and use technologies like smartphones.

There will also be more journalists able to cover proceedings as they are broadening the definition of news media to include non mainstream journalists.

Basically the change will allow us to bring you more information, faster.

"There'll be more information available and any time there's more information out there and available there's a gain because people have a better understanding of the legal system," said Goosmann.

And we look forward to using the new rules to improve our coverage here and continue to bring Siouxland the most up to date information.

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