police information cards
leave crime victims better informed of their rights or biased against
the press? (7/20/00)
should reporters relate to
police when covering volitile situations? (3/29/00)
enforcement officials and media outlets work to reduce the danger
live media coverage of police emergencies presents to officers and
Some law enforcement agencies have worked out agreements
with news organizations to restrict live coverage of police emergencies.
The following are the full text of three of these agreements.
Tampa Bay Agreement
After the Columbine shooting, the Poynter Institute
issued these guidelines to every station in the country.