Thursday, November 15, 2012

Union wants security guards for crews in Oakland

The Chronicle reports that SAG-AFTRA leaders at Bay Area TV and radio stations are pressuring management to hire security to accompany news crews when they are in Oakland, where reporters and photographers have been robbed. Veteran Oakland Tribune photographer Laura Oda has been robbed of cameras twice since July and last week a KPIX CBS5 crew was robbed of its camera during a live shot. During that incident, photographer Doug Welk was punched in the mouth. Meanwhile, station managers met with Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan on Tuesday to discuss the robberies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about the TV stations simply stop covering Oakland crime? It's the same thing every night anyway. They could air old file footage of previous crime scenes in Oakland and nobody would ever know.