Save the Date: Doing Journalism Under Fire

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Darius Radzius

Description: The Press Club of Long Island will host a virtual discussion on the challenges confronted by reporters during times of conflict. The panel will discuss covering demonstrations on reopening the economy after the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests, at which police and demonstrators have, at times, assaulted reporters.

The panel was inspired by Darius Radzius, a PCLI member who was attacked while covering a protest in Brooklyn May 31. See our statement condemning violence against reporters here.  

Date: July 9, 2020

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom.

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Moderator: Bill Bleyer, retired Newsday reporter and past PCLI president


-Darius Radzius is a broadcast journalist based in the New York City area, reporting for News 12 Networks and 1010 WINS News Radio for six years. Previously, he worked for NJTV News and Verizon’s FiOS 1 News.

-Wasim Ahmad is an assistant teaching professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University. He’s worked at newspapers in Minnesota, Florida and upstate New York, and has previously taught multimedia journalism at Stony Brook University and Syracuse University.

-Cecilia Dowd is an on-air reporter for Newsday. She began her career working for almost a decade on the News 12 Long Island assignment desk before leaving for FiOS1.


Wasim Ahmad


Cecilia Dowd

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