Cameras in the Courtroom

The Missouri Press-Bar Commission has produced three videos to help prepare journalists with camera coverage of Missouri courts.  You can find these videos our YouTube channel, through the links below.  MBA invites all Missouri broadcasters to check out this fantastic information.  In particular, we suggest that any reporters or photographers planning to conduct camera coverage of the courts review these videos in advance.


  • The first video describes the basics rules governing cameras in Missouri courtrooms.
  • The second video explains judges’ perspectives and concerns relating to cameras in court.
  • The third video explains basic Missouri criminal procedure, to help journalists who will be reporting on criminal cases.


More information can be found on the Missouri Supreme Court’s website.