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Journalists under attack: Pros offer safety advice

Link: Journalists under attack: Pros offer safety advice | Poynter.

I just try to stay calm and aware, which is much tougher to do than it sounds. If someone asks why I’m there shooting video — especially if they have an edge of contention about them — I’m honest but don’t give any details other than the headline of the story. A little perceived ignorance can go a long way toward keeping the situation calm.