September 11 and Journalists' Health
From Dart Ochberg Fellow David Handschuh, chair of New York Press Photographer Association's Inter-Governmental Relations Committee:
New York State passed a law that extends till 8/14/08 the time for "Rescue and Recovery Workers" to file for Workers Comp for injuries sustained while working at the World Trade Center. This is a VERY good thing that will help many people but unfortunately excludes Journalists, reporters, photographers, producers, correspondents and others in the media who covered the attack for months afterwards ... I need your assistance in getting a handle on how many media members have health concerns over their 9/11 exposure.
For details, see nyppa.org.