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CNN: Trans Journalists Struggle to Get Old Bylines Corrected

Global Media Monitoring Project/Who Makes The News
Who makes the news? is a knowledge, information and resource portal on applied media research. It focuses on gender and other axes of discrimination in and through media and communication. The Global Media Monitoring Project is the largest and longest longitudinal study on gender in the world’s news media. It is also the largest advocacy initiative in the world on changing the representation of women in the news media.

ICFJ: How Disinformation and Hate Fuel Online Attacks Against Women Journalists

The Coalition for Women in Journalism
CFWIJ is a New York based, global support organization for women journalists, and documents press freedom for women in 92 countries. Resources include a list of women journalists covering different beats and a COVID-19 map. The Trial calendar that shows when women journalists are facing legal trials after state harassment. Misinformation campaigns and trolls against women journalists is also one of the critical areas CFWIJ covers and offers support in.

Coalition for Women in Journalism

International Women’s Media Foundation

International Association of Women in Radio and Television

GIJN: Resources for Women Journalists
Updated in February 2021, this guide for women journalists covers safety and security tips, resources for managing discrimination and harassment, and networking and mentoring opportunities.


Writing About Sexual Harassment/Workplace Harassment

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

The Coalition for Women in Journalism
CFWIJ is a New York based, global support organization for women journalists, and documents press freedom for women in 92 countries. Resources include a list of women journalists covering different beats and a COVID-19 map. The Trial calendar that shows when women journalists are facing legal trials after state harassment. Misinformation campaigns and trolls against women journalists is also one of the critical areas CFWIJ covers and offers support in.

Dart Center Tip Sheet: Maintaining Personal Boundaries with Sources

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

IWMF: Coalition on Online Abuse
Resources for women journalists dealing with online abuse.

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.

GIJN: Resources for Women Journalists
Updated in February 2021, this guide for women journalists covers safety and security tips, resources for managing discrimination and harassment, and networking and mentoring opportunities.

RTDNA: Journalists Know Your Rights – Safety

Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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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 Journalism
Launched 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

Women’s International Center

Coalition for Women in Journalism

International Women’s Media Foundation

International Association of Women in Radio and Television

Women Photograph
A non-profit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women* and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,000 independent documentary photographers based in 100+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.

BlogSisters
A Weblog on women’s issues.

ICFJ: How Disinformation and Hate Fuel Online Attacks Against Women Journalists


Gender Resources

SPJ and Trans Journalists Association Race & Gender Hotline
SPJ has partnered with experienced Black and LGBT journalists and educators, including the Trans Journalists Association. They’ll offer concrete advice for your specific reporting questions.

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

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.

Media Style Guide for Reporting on Sex and Gender
This guide provides accurate and ethical language to use when reporting on on issues related to sex and gender identity, sexual orientation, and women’s rights. It provides specific and detailed guidance for journalists reporting on violence and discrimination against women and girls, sexual orientation and LGB issues, and issues related to trans identities. The Guide also contains definitions of commonly misused terms, resources for dispelling misinformation, and a list of expert sources for reporters on related topics.

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

Global Media Monitoring Project/Who Makes The News
Who makes the news? is a knowledge, information and resource portal on applied media research. It focuses on gender and other axes of discrimination in and through media and communication. The Global Media Monitoring Project is the largest and longest longitudinal study on gender in the world’s news media. It is also the largest advocacy initiative in the world on changing the representation of women in the news media.

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

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.

Life Perspectives
Resources on pregnancy loss, miscarriage, reproductive loss experts, grief care, research on healthcare communications after pregnancy loss. Training of healthcare professionals.

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.

United Nations WomenWatch

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

CNN: Trans Journalists Struggle to Get Old Bylines Corrected

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


Women’s History Month

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.

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.

Women In World History Curriculum

Scholastic Research Tools: Women’s History

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

Internet Women’s History Sourcebook

American Women’s History: Journalism

Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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