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Cherished Principles for a Modern Age.

CourtMedia creates powerful media to help courts and civic organizations engage their constituents and reclaim the narrative of justice as a founding principle of our society.
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The world is streaming...are you?

Video is no longer a premium way of connecting with the people you serve...it's expected. People stream Hollywood films to devices in their pockets. TV shows and YouTube channels use modern cinematic sensibilities.
Simply put, video is the most powerful medium available for constituent engagement. It enhances education, immerses viewers in the human story, connects people to the past, and inspires them to their highest ideals.
MEDIA SHOWCASE

A Court at the Heart of America

Our recent work for the Northern District of Illinois' 200th Anniversary connected modern human stories to centuries-old principles and practices.

COURT HISTORY

Northern District of Illinois

This 60-minute documentary featuring 28 interviews and a year of archival research gave the District an unprecedented set of tools for engagement at public events and on internal kiosks.
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Students love movement, television, and film, so utilizing these snippets of information transforms the meaning of learning.
TeachThought 2019
OUR SERVICES

Your Story Matters

In the absence of rich, engaging media about the court, our notions of justice and fairness have been mired in politics and cable news. It's time to take the story back.

Juror Orientation

Inspire incoming jurors to reflect the best principles of justice and fairness. Engage them in the process to serve your community

History Films

Short and long-form documentary-style films that tell the story of your court and the cases and people that made history.

Special Issues

Educate your audience about unique issues like implicit bias and the importance of an independent third branch.

Community Engagement

Engage schools, libraries, and community groups in the important work of your court and its relevance to daily life.

Curriculum Support

Story-centered video is a powerful way to keep students engaged and help them learn.

Rich Media Archives

Preserve the memories of the people and cases that created the rich historical tapestry of your court.

Meet the Team

Over two decades of experience in courts, video production, and communication strategy.
Gary Wente
Prior to founding CourtMedia, Gary spent his entire career as Chief Executive of the federal court in Chicago, Boston, and Denver. He knows the courts, the cases, and the issues.
Tim Whitney
Tim is an attorney with a background in nonprofit management, policy development, communication, marketing, branding, storytelling, and use of technology and data.
Amy Kay
Amy has focused her career on enhancing justice and social good on a wide range of issues, including access to justice, advancement of women, civic involvement, and other critical challenges.
Darren Niesley
Darren Niesley has almost twenty years directing live video and broadcast for corporations and nonprofits, including a leadership conference broadcast to over 200,000 people nationwide.
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