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The NPPA Townhall: Field Safety and Security Training is held to bring training and awareness to working visual journalists who are planning to cover the upcoming inauguration and associated events. The photojournalists and reporters who will be converging on the nation’s and all 50 state capitals will produce remarkable, historic work while under immediate threat. The NPPA is creating this space for visual journalists to share their best practices and advice for coverage of these historical moments. Townhall participants will hear legal advice, learn best practices for safety precautions, and hear about the reality of covering high profile news from some of the top talent in the industry. This event is open to members and non-members.
Moderator: Brett Akagi - Akagi Media
Presentation on Safety: Chris Post- Photojournalist for WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and NPPA Chair Safety & Security Task Force
Presentation on Broadcast News: Philip Littleton- Senior Photojournalist for CNN
Presentation on Legal Advice: Alicia Calzada - NPPA’s Deputy General Counsel
Presentation on Being a Recent Graduate: Eric Lee Freelance Photojournalist based in D.C.
Presentation on Continuing Work: Alyssa Pointer - Staff Photojournalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Presentation on Long Term Experience: Evelyn Hockstein - Freelance Photojournalist primarily for The Washington Post and President of Women Photojournalists of Washington