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The Coalition For Women In JournalismLaunched in March 2017, The Coalition For Women In Journalism “fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe.” Claims to be the first to pioneer a worldwide support network for women journalists.

Trans Journalists Association Style Guide

Trans Journalists Association
A collective of trans journalists making space for trans people in our industry and pushing for more accurate, responsible coverage of trans stories.


Sexual Harassment/Workplace Harassment

SPJ: Resources for Combating Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom
SPJ’s Ethics committee offers tips and resources.

Dart Center Tip Sheet: Maintaining Personal Boundaries with Sources

Dart Center Video: Personal Boundaries, Safety and Women in Journalism

American Association of University Women: Workplace Harrassment Guide

D and D Law: The Personal Injury of Workplace Bullying

CJR: The Right Way to Write About Rape
Tips from an expert panel on how to write about the sensitive issue.

Dart Center Europe: Reporting on Sexual Assault Tip Sheet

Student Press Law Center: Public Records and Sexual Assault Reporting

Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.

RTDNA: Journalists Know Your Rights – Safety

Resources for combating sexual harassment in the newsroom

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Workplace Bullying Institute

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

American Association of University Women


Women’s Organizations

National Organization of Women

National Federation of Republican Women

The Coalition For Women In JournalismLaunched in March 2017, The Coalition For Women In Journalism “fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe.” Claims to be the first to pioneer a worldwide support network for women journalists.

Journalism and Women Symposium

National Foundation for Women Business Owners

National Women’s Law Center
Blog, health care, expert sources, information center and recent publications on issues.

National Federation of Press Women

International Women’s Media Foundation

Women’s International Center

BlogSisters
A Weblog on women’s issues.


Gender Resources

The 19th
A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

Gale Free Resources: Women’s History Month
Includes biographies, a quiz, activities, a timeline, etc.

Infoplease.com: Women’s History Month
From the Learning Network, features links to timelines, biographies, and more.

Women’s Media Center: SheSource
Database of women experts for journalists, bookers and producers seeking women experts to appear on TV and to quote in print and online media.

Trans Journalists Association Style Guide

Trans Journalists Association
A collective of trans journalists making space for trans people in our industry and pushing for more accurate, responsible coverage of trans stories.

International Women’s Media Foundation
Tips on getting science reporting freelance gigs, etc.

JSafe app
RJI is looking for beta testers for a new app built to help female journalists fight against harassment, bullying and assault. Users can document incidents by uploading the attacker’s email or social media handles. The app also allows users to store any photo or video evidence they might have and indicate the level of threat. The journalists can also request a follow up for resources from the Coalition for Women in Journalism whether it’s to seek out a lawyer, therapist or other assistance.

Women in World History
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood,” said Nobel-Prize winning scientist Marie Curie. Read about the lives of great women rulers, heroes and innovators from all over the world, with a special emphasis on those from the first millennium.

International Association of Women in Radio and Television

By Popular Demand: “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
These 38 pictures include individual portraits, photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, an anti-suffrage display, and cartoons. The images, which complement a collection of text documents, are both searchable and browsable.

The International Women’s Media Foundation
Conducts seminars and other projects.

Women’s eNews
Online news service providing substantive news and commentary by, for and about women.

SPJ Guide to Battling Sexual Misconduct in the Newsroom

Dart Center Europe: Reporting on Sexual Assault Tip Sheet

Student Press Law Center: Public Records and Sexual Assault Reporting

Dart Center: Maintaining Boundaries with Sources, Colleagues and Supervisors

Motherhood, Social Service, and Political Reform: Political Culture and Imagery of American Woman Suffrage
Featured on the site of the National Museum of Women’s History, proposed for Washington, DC. The exhibit examines the political imagery and artifacts of the suffrage movement. Visitors can also listen to a suffrage song. The sites described above are but some of the ever-growing number of primary resources for women’s history available on the Internet.

A Celebration of Women Writers
This is the location to find links to free digitized editions of published works by women throughout history. Genres include novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Some of the historical works in this collection are The Work of the Afro-American Woman, a 1908 encomium by N.F. Mosell, Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction, by Hallie Q. Brown (1926), and several more biographies and autobiographies.

BusinessofMotherhood.com
Tips and tactics for organizing and managing a home.

MomsRising.org
This community brings together “millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Started in May of 2006, the site has more than 150,000 citizen members and is rapidly growing. Topics include motherhood and family issues.

WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com
A good work-life balance blog.

Hawaii Women’s Heritage Project
The program has mounted several separate multimedia projects that other Women’s Studies Programs might like to emulate with features on their local history and issues. “Women and Work in Hawai’i: Into the Marketplace” uses a laundry line throughout to symbolize the “fluid exchange of women’s work between the home and the labor market.” Other parts include a site about the hula and about Chinese women in Hawaii.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Presented by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University in cooperation with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!) The famous sweatshop fire on March 25, 1911, killed 146 workers, primarily young immigrant women who jumped to their deaths in desperate attempts to get out of the burning building, while spectators helplessly watched in horror. The exhibit includes photographs, newspaper accounts, political cartoons decrying the conditions, and audio clips from oral histories with witnesses and survivors.

Communications Rights in the Information Society (CRIS)
Covers race and gender issues in communications.

Distinguished Women Past and Present
Bios, stories and more.

United Nations WomenWatch

Scholastic Research Tools: Women’s History

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Women In World History Curriculum

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

Internet Women’s History Sourcebook

BettyConfidential
Celebrity, fashion, health, expert advice, style tips for women.

Distinguishedwomen.com: Journalism and Broadcasting

American Women’s History: Journalism


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