Saturday, 15 October 2016

Handling #NoDAPL

Today was a training session at KKWE. As a professional, FCC-licensed station, the ongoing civil disobedience in Cannonball and beyond aimed at blocking construction of Dakota Access Pipeline has posed a problem. That problem is that the majority of the audio coming out of the protests is live streamed, or posted on Facebook and YouTube. The authors are unconventional but to me, worthy of the traditional journalistic protection of sources. The station manager disagrees.

Apparently if you can't say where audio came on air, you can't use it.