Stay Sharp — and Safe — While Covering Protests

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On Poynt Live Q&A with Joie Chen, director of Washington, D.C. programs for Northwestern University’s Medill School

Broadcast date: June 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern

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Stay Sharp — and Safe — While Covering Protests

On Poynt with Joie Chen on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern

As demonstrators take to the streets across the country, you may be asked to get the story. You’ll be heading into a volatile situation with the additional layer of safeguards against the coronavirus. You need to be prepared.

Joie Chen, director of Washington, D.C. programs for Northwestern University’s Medill School, is a veteran journalist who has reported from Ferguson as well as protests in D.C. and Atlanta. She’ll talk about what she learned covering demonstrations — and what’s different now.

Sign up now for your opportunity to ask Joie questions during a video chat from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

You will leave the session knowing:

  • What kind of protective gear to invest in
  • The advance work before you go into a crowd
  • Considerations for journalists of color