JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Over the past two weeks First Coast News has shown you the Michael Dunn trial through the lens of a camera. What you did not see much of was our crews working around the clock to bring you the latest developments.
A dedicated team of two has spent the past two weeks waking up before the birds to be sure FCN had a seat in the courtroom.
Each day they navigated the ever-changing landscape of media city, trudging through rain, mud, heat and freezing temperatures.
Once inside the courtroom the team set up laptops and iPads and settled into their workspace for the day; a front row seat in an empty courtroom. Outlets were a hot commodity, meals were sparse and moving blankets earned new respect as our team learned how uncomfortable a court bench can be for nine or ten hours a day.
Full Coverage: The Michael Dunn trial
Each time court administrators came into the media courtroom, our team sprang into action. They limbo-ed under cords and cables with notebooks in hands and tweeted out what was happening in the Michael Dunn case.
After working for nearly two weeks straight, this behind the scenes team has gained a few hundred Twitter followers and maybe a few pounds from eating food trucks, doughnuts and pizza.
As the Dunn case moves towards sentencing, our behind the scenes team moves right along with it. Now the team has a break until Dunn's sentencing hearing tentatively scheduled for March 24 at 9 a.m.