Safety

News, information and resources for journalist safety

Threats toward media of any kind, including news media, have escalated across the United States over recent years. Arrests and assaults of journalists have significantly increased. The risks to the safety of journalists reporting from the field are especially elevated. These resources are designed to provide newsroom managers, field journalists and freelancers with the knowledge and tools to stay safe during daily reporting and escalated events including civil unrest.

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There are few times when journalism is more important than when lives are at risk in your community. The impacts of climate change have made...

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On August 12, the day after an armed man tried to breach the FBI field office in Cincinnati, a joint intelligence bulletin warning of violence was...

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There have been more than 250 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. At least 38 have taken place in the last...

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It is not possible to watch news reports of Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and dissociate ourselves from what happened. You don’t have to...

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More than one in five TV news directors reported there had been an attack on their newsroom employees in 2021, the continuation of a troubling...

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The Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin on Monday, Feb. 7. We, the media, were mentioned as a...

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The last year may well go down as one of the worst years ever recorded for journalists around the world. And while 2021 was not as bad for...

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The Radio Television Digital News Association is heartbroken by the tragic and senseless killing of Kevin Nishita, a security guard who was shot...

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How one station’s experience included a surprising and unusual police response By Dan Shelley RTDNA Executive Director On March 8, 2021,...

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Test Your Situational Awareness How situationally aware are you? Watch this video to test yourself. How much did you miss, even when you were...

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The possibility that covering civil unrest situations or other high-risk events during political or social instability could lead to violence is...

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This is a technique that using active listening and a specific communication strategy any journalist can use to help calm an upset person they may...

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