Safety for journalists: Have an escape route

From jdurham on Morguefile

When you learn how to drive, you’re told to always have an escape route. These days, the same goes for journalism.

This article about staying safe while working as a journalist in the field explains how an NPR reporter has learned to always know what escape routes are available while covering a story, particularly political ones.

Are you getting training for how to deal with these situations?

Reminder: We’re discussing this topic the Broadcasters Clinic in Madison on Oct. 17 with an esteemed panel of experts. We hope you can make it!