George Floyd’s death was shocking to the world. Covering the unfolding story, as well the outrage and unrest surrounding it, was a challenge for both journalists and the newsrooms involved. There were several instances where journalists were tear gassed, arrested or injured while just trying to do their jobs. With the trial of the former Minneapolis Police Department officer at the center of George Floyd’s death beginning March 8, the National Press Photographers Association is here to offer supplementary preparation techniques for journalists covering both the trial and reaction around the nation. Our training session, “Covering the Unrest” is a chance for journalists and news organizations to prepare for what could come next in Minneapolis and beyond. Given all the events of the past year, the NPPA’s goal in this session is to help members learn general situational awareness as well as other safety techniques for an increasingly dangerous era for journalists.
Date and Time: February 27, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm EST
Location: Online Webinar
Registration Fees: Free to NPPA Members
The webinar was recorded and is available to members via the link below.
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Mickey Osterreicher, NPPA General Counsel
Chris Post, NPPA Safety Officer
Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune Photojournalist
Linda Tirado, Freelance Journalist and Photographer
Patience Zalanga, Freelance Photographer
Dylan Jacobson, KSTP-TV Photographer
Leonel Mendez, CNN Photographer
Brett Akagi, Moderator