Journalist Who Was Inside Capitol Riot Will Share Experience During UTEP Webinar
Last Updated on February 03, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Originally published February 04, 2021
By Daniel Perez
A cameraman who was inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection will share what he experienced that day and how to cover breaking news during a Zoom conversation with a faculty member from The University of Texas at El Paso at 11 a.m. MST Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The event is open to the public.
Mark Davey of ITV News also will speak with Patrick Timmons, Ph.D., a lecturer in the departments of Political Science as well as Sociology and Anthropology, in more general terms about how he covers crime, conflict and terrorism. The title of the two-hour program is “Inside the U.S. Capitol Riot: The Experience of a Broadcast News Camera Operator.” Participants will be encouraged to ask questions.
Davey, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a longtime journalist who covered the unrest in his home country during the first part of his career. He works for ITV News, a British news provider and direct competitor to the BBC.
Timmons, who also is a journalist, has known Davey for years, and has worked with ITV personnel on such stories as the Mexico City earthquake in September 2017, the migrant caravan that reached Tijuana, Mexico, in November 2018, and some drownings at the U.S.-Mexico border near Eagle Pass, Texas.
“People should tune in to hear Mr. Davey because he’s a world-class broadcast news journalist who has always been in the right place at the right time,” Timmons said. “Often, as with his recent work on the U.S. Capitol riot, this has meant putting himself in danger to report the news, to bear witness to dramatic events that change the world and providing viewers reports that leave them better informed about the world they live in.”
People may register here to participate in the broadcast, which is sponsored by UTEP’s College of Liberal Arts, as well as the departments of Communication, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology.