Half a dozen PRNDI attendees gather around a table with a game board, dice, and card stacks on top. But they are not playing a game. They are participating in the “Active Shooter Training” session, new to PRNDI this year. Led by NPR Newscast Unit Senior Producer John Stempin and Emily Cureton of Oregon Public Broadcasting, this simulation lets participants to practice newsroom information management during an active shooter situation.
The simulation, Incident Reporting (TM), was created by Stempin and based on a similar role play exercise he designed for PRNDI 2016.