On-camera arrests. Physical assaults in the field. Verbal attacks and threats online. And an ongoing health crisis that has communities struggling in response.
Safety for journalists has taken on a renewed sense of importance as newsrooms grapple with the convergence of hostility toward those in the field and systemic racism that pervades even the most revered journalistic institutions. It seems journalists have more reason than ever to be allies for each other as the industry confronts itself while serving conflicted communities.
This program will be moderated by Jill Geisler, who will join Alex Marquardt, Sarah Matthews, Abby Phillip, and Michael Santiago to discuss “Journalists in peril: Creating a safer, equitable future together,” drawing on their experiences at CNN, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and their knowledge of journalism, allyship and equity.
Registration is open for this program, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.
This conversation will help journalists and the public understand:
- The challenges journalists face in the field, with insights from covering protests, Pittsburgh and the White House
- How to protect yourself and each other in the face of challenges, both short-term and long-term
- What allyship and equity look like in relationships between reporters & teams
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