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.
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 12:21 PM