On Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. U.S. EST, the International Press Institute and the IPI North American Committee hosted a Town Hall web meeting to highlight the rising threat of violence directed at reporters in the U.S. and discuss the best way to forge an alliance to share resources and experience that might help newsrooms to work safely in the field.

This wasn’t a safety training, but a wider discussion on what feels like a turning point in how journalists do their work in the United States.

Ten takeaways from the meeting on journalists’ safety



* John Daniszewski, IPI North American Committee Co-Chair; Vice President and Editor at Large for Standards, The Associated Press
* John M. Donnelly, National Press Club Press Freedom team; Senior Writer, Congressional Quarterly/Roll Call
* John Minchillo, photographer, The Associated Press
Julio Cortez, photographer, The Associated Press
* Dan Shelley, Executive Director, COO, Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
* Judith Matloff, Senior Advisor, Safety Training, DART Center
* Charles M. Sennott, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The GroundTruth Project; Co-Founder, Report for America
* Chris Jones, journalist, Report for America/100 Days in Appalachia
* Dana Coester, Editor-in-Chief, 100 Days in Appalachia
Jason Reich, Vice President, Corporate Security, New York Times

Event hosted by IPI & IPI NAC in partnership with:

National Press Club
The GroundTruth Project
OPC Foundation
DART Center
ACOS Alliance
PEN America