In the aftermath of reporter run-ins and media black outs at Occupy Wall Street, the New York Police Department has been ramping up its training for interacting with reporters and photojournalists, according to Capital New York.
A November 21 letter signed by 13 news organizations, and drafted by an attorney for The New York Times, reminded NYPD that the had agreed that ” additional training to reinforce media guidelines, for newer officers on the force, would be beneficial.”
The Observer‘s Hunter Walker was blocked from witnessing the NYPD sweep of Occupy Wall Street protesters, alongside reporters from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, NBC, and CBS. NBC and CBS also had news choppers grounded by NYPD, and another NBC reporter had her press pass taken by a police office.
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Note: This is an early edition of the New York Post (via newseum.org). Ours had a photo of cops in riot gear with the headline, “Cops Storm Zuccotti: Evict bums in OWS raid early today.” However, the big OWS story inside is still about the naked lady.