Each newsroom is different and there is no one-size-fits all when it comes to policies for managing safety. The IWMF works with the media outlet to help management and staff decide which policies work best for them. Our safety advisors assist staff with the creation of policies, including providing resources, feedback on content produced, and supporting the newsroom in deciding which steps work best when designing best practice.
The IWMF has developed “A Guide to Protecting Newsrooms and Journalists Against Online Violence”, which details policies and best practices newsrooms can implement to better protect staff against online abuse. The guide features case studies from six months of work with a wide range of newsrooms, as well as additional templates and resources.
Once policies have been drawn up, we can create tailored training sessions to accompany the new guidelines as well as build staff skills. In addition to these sessions, the IWMF can provide one-on-one assistance to journalists who may need extra support. We have experience training a wide range of newsrooms from bigger established outlets, to smaller local newspapers, to specialized online-only news providers.
Newsrooms we’ve trained include:
The 19th | The Minneapolis Star Tribune | KQED | Mother Jones | The Roanoke Times | Reveal | McClatchy | The San Francisco Chronicle | St. Louis Public Radio | Gannett | Radio Free Europe | Anchorage Daily News | Protocol Media | Clarín | Bhekisisa | The Seattle Times | Axios
Does your newsroom or journalism association need support? Please fill out our intake form here.
Case Studies: Results and Testimonials