TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Katrina: NBC News Hires Private Security For New Orleans Crews; “We’ve Never Been In A Situation Domestically Like This”

“NBC News has sent private security personnel to the increasingly dicey Gulf Coast region to help keep its employees safe while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” THR’s Paul Gough reports.

“The private security officers, usually former soldiers or police, are licensed to carry firearms and are trained to keep the situation under control so that journalists can do their jobs safely.”

NBC News is the first to publicly acknowledge that it had taken such a step. “Other networks either declined to discuss security or said the situation hadn’t risen to that level yet.”

“We’ve never been in a situation domestically like this, where the populace has been cut off from the rest of the world and there’s no food and water,” NBC News VP David Verdi says…

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!