ABI Reporter – February 2020


ABI Reporter – February 2020

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  • Celebrate 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week
  • From Accounting to Court Reporting
  • Behind the Scenes with the Super Bowl Captioners
  • Why We Still Use Human Stenographers
  • Online Privacy: How to Avoid Leaving Tracks
  • Making the Most of Windows 10
  • Manage More Than Just Jobs

From the President


This month we give a nod to all reporting professionals, with articles about some in our great profession.  We also offer a few tips to make life easier. 

Have a productive month!


Sheila Atkinson-Baker


Celebrate 2020 Court Reporting and Captioning Week


For the Love of Steno is this year’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week theme and one that can be touted year-round by court reporting schools and their students. The 2020 week-long celebration designed to help showcase the benefits of a career in court reporting or captioning runs February 8-15. To help schools and students celebrate, NCRA has made available a vast number of resources, ranging from press release templates to media messages specific to schools, to help spread the word about this wonderful profession. These and other resources, including many that are customizable, are available at NCRA.org/home/events.

Other resources available to help mark the week include logos and graphics for use on social media platforms and emails, as well as customizable business cards and flyers.

Downey Adult School, Downey, CA, has already made plans to celebrate 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week by hosting a variety of different activities, including a pajama day where students and faculty will enjoy cupcakes embellished with the “For the Love of Steno” message and a hat day. There will also be an “I Scream for Steno” day where participants will make T-shirts celebrating court reporting and captioning, enjoy ice cream cones, and watch the court reporting documentary, For the Record. The school also has planned a bake sale, a wear-red-and-pink day, and raffles for students to win prizes.

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From Accounting to Court Reporting


Student Savannah Ray started out as an accounting student, but she changed paths to court reporting thanks to encouragement from her mother.

UTS | Can you talk a little about your background? Did you start the program straight out of high school, or did you have another career first?

SR | I’m an Alabama native, and I have lived in Gadsden for more than five years now.  I decided in my senior year of high school I would be going to Gadsden State to earn an accounting degree. I realized very quickly during my first semester that it wasn’t something that would make a fulfilling career for me because I didn’t really have as much interest in it as I thought.

UTS | How did you first get the idea of being a court reporter?

SR | Well, after I decided accounting wasn’t the path I wanted to take, I mentioned to my mom how I felt lost and was unsure of what to do anymore. She had taken the court reporting program for a brief period before and told me it couldn’t hurt to look into it. I did some research and fell in love with the profession. It kind of lit a fire in me and reignited my excitement for college. I started the program in August 2018 and haven’t looked back since!

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