AVENTURA, Fla. (Black PR Wire) – From battling frostbite to walking through someone’s live shot, journalists at the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair this month learned what to do and not do when covering a storm.
The group learned tips and tricks firsthand from meteorologists, public relations professionals and media representatives who spoke on the convention’s Surviving the Storm Coverage panel.
The journalists also heard from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) about how the company helps reporters tell stories of preparation and recovery, and from Paul Goodloe, an on-camera meteorologist with The Weather Channel, who was full of fascinating onscreen stories.
The session, which took place during the Aug. 7-11 meeting at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, offered journalists a look at what it takes to prepare themselves for covering all kinds of weather events, from tornadoes to snowstorms.
FPL sponsored the panel, which was hosted by The Weather Channel and moderated by Goodloe.