Press Photographers Group Offers Safety Advice During Capitol Riot
The organization prioritizes member safety year-round
With its members often on the front lines of news events, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is serious about their safety and uses social media to share tips and information—often in real time. This was the case during the Capitol insurrection on January 6.
NPPA General Counsel Mickey H. Osterreicher, Deputy General Counsel Alicia Calzada, and Safety Chair Chris Post monitored social media that day, tweeting out practical advice, safety suggestions and help to those who wanted to tag or direct message the organization.
“Alicia and I were both monitoring Twitter, seeing what our members were posting, and [while] we were doing it remotely, we were really trying to be hands on,” Osterreicher said.
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