Getting the Shot, Part 1: The Protest

ST. PAUL — The story of the day yesterday, besides the landfall of Hurricane Gustav and the revelation of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, was the protests. Anti-war protesters, counteracted by pro-war protesters, counteracted by socialists, counteracted by anarchists, counteracted by pro-lifers, counteracted by pro-choicers, all came together to march in nearly-ninety-degree humidity outside the Xcel Center to have their say.

As Clint noted yesterday, some reporters went into the thick of the crowd to get their stories. Others kept their distance, capturing the protests in a different way. Below, photographers and videographers getting the shot:

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.