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Media women launch Press Forward to fight against sexual harassment in the newsroom

After connecting online in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a group of 13 current and former journalists formed Press Forward, an organization dedicated to fighting sexual harassment in the newsroom.

Taylor Mulcahey | April 24, 2018

7 resources to make your stories more inclusive

IJNet compiled a short list of available resources to help journalists and newsrooms easily access more diverse and inclusive sources, images and language.

Cristiana Bedei | March 08, 2018

TrollBusters: online pest control for women journalists

Inspired by her own history with harassment, journalist and professor Michelle Ferrier founded the website Trollbusters, which is dedicated to fighting online harassment against women journalists.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 20, 2018

Women journalists of color use hashtag to share opportunities and advice

Women of color are underrepresented in newsrooms in the U.S. An online campaign uses the hashtag #PitchThisPerson to increase opportunities and create networks among minority women journalists. 

Angely Mercado | February 07, 2018

In European media experiment, only women choose the news

When women curate the news, does the narrative change? A new European media organization, NewsMavens, aims to find out. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 11, 2018

Perspectives in photojournalism: How to encourage diversity

In the first installment of our six-part series on photojournalism, we look at the challenges of building a more diverse photojournalism climate — and highlight some organizations working to change that.

Clothilde Goujard | December 12, 2017

Amid targeted online harassment, Filipino news site takes steps to fight back

How Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of the Philippines' Rappler, is leading her newsroom's efforts to combat online harassment of women journalists.

Julie Posetti | September 12, 2017

Women take the lead in Latin America's digital media startup landscape

SembraMedia's latest study shows how women are taking a leadership role in the development of digital journalism in Latin America.

James Breiner | August 16, 2017

Tips for combating gender-based harassment in the newsroom

In many countries, women in journalism still face significant discrimination for their work. These tips and guidelines can help female journalists mitigate this issue.

Sherry Ricchiardi | July 11, 2017

New book offers tips for reporting on Islam in US, Europe

"Islam for Journalists" compiles practical lessons and personal stories from those with experience in the field. 

Michael McGerty | June 28, 2017

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