Risk Assessment Tool

Newsgathering Safety – Risk Assessment Tool Watch this 12 Minute video on how to use my Risk Assessment Tool. This worksheet will help to plan for events or incidents that your newsroom might cover. Here…

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Active Shooter / SHOTS FIRED!

News Safety Update 5# — When the gunfire erupts, now what do we do? I’m going to talk about this proactively so if it happens, you can quickly react.For many this is a worst case…


Verbal Deescalation

Lets talk about a technique called Verbal De-Escalation. This is a skill that any journalist can use to help calm an upset person that they may encounter. This skill has is used by mental health…


Critical Incident Stress

Critical Incident Stress & Chronic Stress in journalists is very real. Understanding the signs and symptoms and what to do is important for yourself and your peers. Asking for help is a huge sign of…


Situational Awareness

Let’s talk about Situational Awareness! SA is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening. More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you. The concept of…


PPE / Civil Unrest Gear

News Safety Update: Let’s talk gear! If you are going to be covering any kind of civil disobedience you will need protect yourself / your team (I’m looking at you newsroom mgrs) from potentially life…