Remain calm, keep recording and other tips for high-conflict reporting

February 1, 2016

When the National Press Photographers Association and the University of Georgia’s journalism school held a symposium to examine First Amendment issues earlier this month, they didn’t want it to be all talk.

Instead, they wanted to come away with a solid set of tips that applied to the First Amendment issues raised during the recent protests at the University of Missouri and make them “truly a teachable moment,” NPPA’s Mickey Osterreicher told Poynter a few weeks ago.

Below, you’ll find general tips from the symposium for covering high-conflict situations, plus a list of things to do and be aware of at different points in your reporting.

NPPA-Grady Syposium