EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week was the longest year. —Melissa

  1. Thursday, January 14, 2020 from 6pm to 7:30 EST, the NPPA is holding a Safety and Security Town Hall for those working the upcoming news events in the U.S. Capitol and beyond. Town Hall participants will hear legal advice, learn best practices, and hear about the reality of covering high profile, unpredictable news. This event is open to members and non-members. You can register at this link.

And as a refresher, here’s a story we posted 6 months ago with some really good Practical Advice About Covering High Profile News Stories.

2. Also: The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will be offering a 90-minute training webinar at no charge to reporters, editors, photographers, and other news professionals covering riots and civil unrest. Fri, January 15, 2021 at 12pm EST.

  1. Attacks at the Capitol are Attacks on Democracy: a statement from the NPPA Board

  2. What does a mob look like when it turns on you? And there’s this, one of the scariest moments I saw on social media of the crowd turning on AP photographer John Minchillo.

  3. Inside a Harrowing Day at the Capitol (read scary first-hand accounts from NYTimes staff photographer Erin Schaff and two staff reporters on what it was like on the inside)

  1. "National Geographic photographer Louie Palu spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan. He covered the drug wars in Mexico, including more than 100 assassinations.

He has never seen anything like what he saw Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol…"

  1. Instagram issues? NPPA has had several reports of photojournalists’ content (read: coverage of the recent events at the US Capitol) being impacted by Instagram’s effort to remove content promoting violence. We have spoken with Instagram and it is not their intent to remove posts by journalists. They are working to resolve the issue. In the meantime, if you are affected, try to resolve the issue by following the guidance at this link. If your images are not restored promptly, please send an email directly to Alicia Calzada advocacy@nppa.org, or Mickey Osterreicher lawyer@nppa.org and we will forward your issue to Instagram directly.

  2. The Photoshelter podcast talks about photojournalists capturing the Capitol under siege and has a bunch of great links to the photographers and items mentioned.

  3. NPPA seeks a volunteer to serve as Treasurer

  4. 3 words: Brazilian Longboard Dancing #SomeGoodNews