FREE WORKSHOP: Civil Unrest Coverage Training - 6-8 p.m., March 5, Columbia Journalism School, and live webcast: www.livestream/columbiajournalism
The International News Safety Institute and the J-School's Continuing Education Program is offering a free workshop for journalists on covering unruly protests and crowds. Civil unrest in this country is set to foment further, with the Occupy movement planning a spring resurgence, calls for a nationwide general strike on May 1, the G-8/NATO summits in Chicago in mid-May, and Democratic and Republican national conventions later this year, civil unrest in this country is set to foment further. INSI's session is intended for journalists seeking to better prepare themselves to report on street protests and riots. This session will offer instruction on how to safely navigate volatile crowds and aggressive police tactics. Preparation is the key to emerging unscathed and we teach strategies such as risk assessment, evaluating exit routes and how to protect oneself from tear gas, pepper spray and projectiles. We will also discuss legal strategies and how one-man bands can watch their backs while reporting out in the field during disturbances. The session will be led by Columbia Journalism adjunct professor Judith Matloff, who is INSI’s Director, North America, and as many of you know teaches a 16-week course at the J-School on Covering Conflict in danger zones each fall and spring semester. She conducts training all over the world throughout the year, and is among the top experts on covering conflict. To attend in person, please RSVP: Natasha.Lennard@newssafety.org. More details about INSI at http://na.newssafety.org/?p=335
INSI North America
With the Occupy movement planning a spring resurgence, calls for a nationwide general strike on May 1., the G-8/Nato summits in Chicago in mid-May, and DNC and RNC conventions later this year, civil unrest in this country is set to foment further.