NOTE: The following video was produced before the onset of the Coronavirus and before college classrooms closed. But it still shares good advice for how stations and news management need to protect their journalists while on assignment. Of course, we now must also stress ‘social distancing’ as well as safety issues.
As I describe in this video, the job of a journalist in the field is becoming more challenging and even risky. Reporters are being shout at and even assaulted. Below are some resources that managers and journalists can use to educate themselves on what it takes to be safe while covering a story.
- Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
- Committee to Protect Journalists “Journalist Security Guide”
- Top female journalists give advice on how to stay safe in the field
- 7 safety tips for on-the-scene journalists
- Tip sheet from Columbia Journalism School: Safety and self-care strategies for every beat
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