NAB is gravely concerned about recent violence against journalists who are legally covering the protests taking place across the nation. Provided below are resources to help stations navigate these dangerous situations.
From our country’s beginning, the right of the press to challenge the government, root out corruption and speak freely without fear of recrimination has been central to our democracy. Through accurate newsgathering and reporting, broadcast journalists keep the public informed.
Dedicated women and men in local communities across the country are putting themselves in harm’s way to cover the news; to shine light on the many facets of the challenges we face today. They are working to hold local officials and citizens accountable, to find the answers, and to seek justice. This has never been a more important task. NAB strongly condemns those who assault broadcasters simply for providing the most trusted news and information to keep Americans safe.
Click here for best practices intended to keep news crews safe in the field. These sample guidelines are courtesy of Graham Media.
NAB and the NAB Leadership Foundation have worked closely with broadcast journalists, station managers, news industry leaders and journalism educators to create a toolkit with guidelines for reporting on sensitive matters of race and religion. Click the button below to access the Reporting on Race toolkit.Awareness in Reporting Toolkit