A CNN spokesperson confirms the network has apologized after an intern was discovered recording video inside the U.S. Supreme Court using a GoPro camera. In a statement to TVNewser, CNN says the intern “misunderstood the rules about recording inside the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office. We profusely apologize to the Court.”
First reported by Politico, the incident involved a GoPro shoot for an upcoming digital story on the use of interns by media organizations to run copies of opinions from the Court’s public information office to waiting crews outside–sometimes called the “running of the interns”:
The episode led to an impromptu meeting among top CNN executives and editors in Washington, a call to the company’s legal department, and a profuse apology to the Supreme Court’s public affairs team. Recording devices are prohibited from both the Supreme Court Press Room and the adjacent Public Information Office, as well as from the court room generally.