January, 2022 - After a close call for a multimedia journalist during a solo live-shot along an active roadway on January 19, 2022, NPPA Safety & Security Chair Chris Post lays out some tips for safe live shots.
June 10, 2021 - In case you missed the drone webinar by the NPPA and DroneResponders, it was recorded. "Public Safety - Press Relations Up in the Air: Using UAS for Newsgathering" discussed the latest updates to FAA Part 107 including training/testing, flights over people, night flights and remote ID.
Panelists included Mike O’Shea, of the FAA, Charles L. Werner, DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, and NPPA general counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher.
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Jan. 11, 2021 - We have heard from many of our members with concerns about their rights as police and federal agents seek evidence of the seditious attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. While we are not aware of any attempts to request or subpoena evidence from journalists, below is some advice in the event you are asked for footage, outtakes or other journalistic work product related to the events of that day.
Here is a list of how you can prepare.
By Chris Post, Chair, NPPA Safety & Security Task Force, demostrates proper use of various kinds of PPE. Post worked in EMT for 20 years before becoming a photojournalist for WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
There are timestamps below to forward to specific information about using differents kinds of PPE.
How to use different kinds of PPE while covering COVD-19 from Chris Post on Vimeo.
Topic Area Time Codes
0:22 - Introductions
1:28 - Levels of airway protection and full-face respirator
4:04 - Half-face respirator
5:30 - N95
7:32 - Don and doff of N95 and gloves
10:33 - Outerwear
13:32 - Respiratory protection rating system
15:38 - Cloths masks
18:00 - Wrap-up
CDC PPE Guidelines
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