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Safely reporting on protests and other tense events

October 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

As we get closer to the election, the protests that have become familiar across the country are likely to continue. This will mean our journalists will cover protests. In order to ensure the continued safety of our employees, we will cover:

  • For reporters and photographers: Sensing and avoiding dangerous situations, while still bearing witness to events. This will include identifying and avoiding encirclement maneuvers, planning escape routes, working with buddies or in teams, with spotters, etc. The objective of the training is to ensure employees have the information and preparation they need to stay safe at all times.
  • For assigning editors, we will cover elements of the reporter/photographer training described above, and also will cover how to prepare safety briefings and communicate situational awareness before, during and after protest events.

 Our No. 1 goal is for our employees to remain safe. The presenter, Garett Jaco, is a combat veteran with experience in urban clashes in Iraq and is a federally certified hostage negotiator.


October 29, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm