With the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras, capable of recording high-quality images along with audio and video, as well as the increasing deployment of police bodycams, everybody is documenting everything and everyone.
This webinar presents a basic understanding of constitutional rights and limitations of journalists and citizens when covering stories in public places. One goal is to foster improved police-press- public relations in an era when most needed. It will include constructive discussion of the rights and responsibilities of journalists, the public and police; and encourage greater respect for the roles each plays.
The webinar also provides answers and suggest solutions to challenges faced daily by journalists in dealing with law enforcement, first-responders and demonstrators regarding those rights.