Resources For Journalists Covering Civil Unrest


As our member station newsrooms send reporters out into their communities to cover the extraordinary events unfolding, PMJA is committed to you through this difficult time. We’ve aggregated resources here to help keep journalists informed and safe.

Maintaining the physical and emotional safety of journalists in the field:


NPR Training Field Reporting Safety Webinar

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Understanding the legal rights of journalists in the field:

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)

Style guides and tips for covering race and protests:

Poynter: It’s okay to call something racist when it’s racist

Poynter: Not sure if you can call something racist? Here’s AP’s guidance

This list will continue to grow. Please send along any other resources you find helpful.