First Amendment

Photography in Public Places: A Primer

From: Popular Mechanics We fight these battles every day. We want to get the images – and often someone doesn’t want those images acquired. It is normally someone in a uniform of a security or police service telling us to stop shooting. Depending on the necessity, we often have to shift between knocking out a few quick shots – and casually abidingĀ  by their unreasonable restrictions OR truly fighting for…

WBIR-TV ND Fights Camera Restrictions at Presser

From: Poynter.org Al Tompkins takes a look at a News Director who stands up for his right to shoot a presser. When Lane Kiffin, the University of Tennessee football coach, was about to have a press conference to announce he was stepping down, unique restrictions were placed on TV cameras. “In this YouTube video, you will see Bud Ford, the UT sports information director, demand that TV stations shut off…