Live hangout: lessons from Ferguson

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Credit: Robert Cohen

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Credit: Robert Cohen

How did the St. Louis Post-Dispatch keep its journalists safe while reporting on the protests and riots in Ferguson? How did the staffers build and maintain relationships with the community while covering the tumultuous event? Join two journalists from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Poynter senior faculty Kenny Irby for a discussion on some of the lessons Post-Dispatch journalists took away from one of St. Louis’ biggest story in years.

Participants:
Lynden Steele, director of photography for the Post-Dispatch
Gary Hairlson, video director for the Post-Dispatch
Kenny Irby, director of community relations and diversity programs for the Poynter Institute

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