Doing solo live shots alongside busy highways, standing at crime scenes or in severe weather at night, getting heckled and even assaulted by passers-by, TV’s Multimedia Journalists (MMJs) have been grappling with those dangers for years.
It’s a problem brought into the spotlight when a West Virginia MMJ was hit by a car while doing a live shot on January 19.
Our first town hall on the subject brought the issue into laser-sharp focus. Read the recap and watch it here.
Now we’ll see what action MMJs and newsroom leaders have taken as the Society of Professional Journalists holds its second town hall on MMJ safety on March 12 at 1 p.m. EST. We’ll hear from the journalists themselves, news directors, an HR professional and others. Come join us!