The Reporter – March 2016


The Reporter – March 2016

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  • Captioning the Super Bowl
  • Thirty Days to Success
  • Strategies for Staying Focused on Important Tasks
  • Fifteen Ways to Get Energized and More Productive
  • Should We “Put all Citations in Footnotes”?

From the President


This month we have gathered up some excellent articles for you.  Our lead article gives you the inside view from the court reporters who captioned Super Bowl 2016.

We also have included several articles which address strategies and successful actions for improved production and time management.  I hope you enjoy them and find some useful, helpful tips that you can immediately implement.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker


Captioning the Super Bowl

By the National Court Reporters Association

For most people, the only stress associated with the Super Bowl is whether their team wins or loses. However, for Paula Arispe, Octavia Brandenburg, and Stefani Tkacs – all captioners with the National Captioning Institute – the Super Bowl provided them an opportunity to showcase their captioning skills.

“Despite the anxiety of knowing that it’s a huge event and that everything needs to go as perfectly as possible, both connection-wise and in translation, it’s very exciting and an honor to caption such a high-profile event,” said Brandenburg, a sentiment that Arispe and Tkacs shared. The three captioners researched the team rosters ahead of time, along with names of coaches, announcers, etc. They also received prep work from CBS.

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Thirty Days
to Success
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Strategies for Staying Focused
on Important Tasks
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  • Fifteen Ways to Get Energized and
    More Productive Read it »
  • Should We “Put all Citations in
    Footnotes” Read it »

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