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Alberta courts reaching out to reporters

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:08 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

In Alberta, two courts are trying something new. They’re engaging in a pilot project that promotes media and social media outreach in an effort to be more transparent about court activities and initiatives.

Tony Blais, communications officer for the Court of Appeal and the Court of Queen’s BenchTony Blais, a former court beat newspaper reporter for the Edmonton Sun and the Edmonton Journal, is working for the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeals. The three-month project, which began on Jan. 2 and is...