Sacramento Press Conference

How should journalists cover traffic accidents? Should journalists cover every aspect of a murder trial as if it were a sporting event? What is the impact on families each time journalists trivialize tragedy? How can journalists tell richer stories without becoming lost? After several years photographing families whose children have died, I am still asking the questions. I included the photo gallery from Monday’s press conference for further discussion.

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Link added March 24, 2015

Imapct Teen Drivers asks teens and adults to drive safer, but the organization does something more complicated.  The organization recognizes the humanity of  law enforcement officers while supporting grieving families. Both themes are difficult for journalists to cover. Impact Teen Drivers also acknowledges that distracted driving accidents affect an entire community. Journalists are part of the community too.

3 Responses to “Sacramento Press Conference”

  1. cary cotten says:

    my daughter, Annie is the picture on the far right. do you have any other pics of the event? thank you.

    • bryan farley says:


      Thank you for commenting.

      I will send you a larger slideshow to your email address. Let me know which photo number you, if any, you are referring to, and I can look at the other two hundred photos.

      If we are ever at the same event, I hope we meet.


    • bryan farley says:

      I disconnected for a while after this event. I am sorry I did not follow up better. If you are still around, please feel free to contact me.

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