SPJ 21 Journalism Conference • Sept. 2-4, 2021



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September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Reporting skill alone ‘is not enough:’ Journalists stress the importance of safety on the job

Amid the changing reporting landscape, first responder-turned-photojournalist Chris Post and foreign correspondent-turned-professor Moni Basu said safety training in newsrooms is vital while sharing advice for press members to de-escalate and predict unexpected situations waiting for them. With over 30 years of experience covering the Iraq War from its beginning, University of Florida journalism lecturer and former CNN International journalist Basu said she faced challenges in terms of safety every time, even when she went on the field with military members.



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