How To Cover a Protest

NBCU Academy 101

General Counsel Gail Gove, NBCU News Group’s main attorney and top legal adviser, offers tips for journalists on how to cover a protest.

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“Carry a press badge if you can and have it visible on your person. Carry the name and number of a lawyer, in the event that you’re arrested,” Gove said. “Stay out of the thick of the action so police won’t confuse you with a protester.”

For more advice on covering protests, read the Journalist Security Guide by the Committee to Protect Journalists.