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Oyez: Roe v. Wade
The ruling from the Supreme Court database.
AP News: What is Roe v Wade
Good backgrounder on the ruling.
Resources for Journalists Reporting on Abortion
From the Physcians for Reproductive Health.
IPPF: How to Report on Abortion
A guide for journalists, editors and media outlets.
Roe v. Wade: What You Can Do
This is an advocacy document that supports abortions and has links to several helpful tools and research.
Google Scholar Journals: Roe v. Wade Research
Links to dozens of academic journal articles.
Google Scholar Case Law: Roe v. Wade Cases
Links to the ruling.
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.
National Women’s Law Center
Blog, health care, expert sources, information center and recent publications on issues.
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.
A Weblog on women’s issues.
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.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.
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.
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.
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.
#JournalistsToo: Women Journalists Speak Out
A collection of essays on personal experiences with harassment.
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.
Online news service providing substantive news and commentary by, for and about women.
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.
Tips and tactics for organizing and managing a home.
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.
A good work-life balance blog.
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.
Studies, data, articles and reports on the killing of women around the world.
Celebrity, fashion, health, expert advice, style tips for women.
Writing About Sexual Harassment/Workplace Harassment/Assault
SPJ: Resources for Combating Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom
SPJ’s Ethics committee offers tips and resources.
Dart Center Europe Reporting on Sexual Violence in Conflict
The guidelines support journalists in reporting sexual violence in conflict zones. They cover practical issues like consent, (secondary) trauma, interviewing survivors, and associated risks. Based on eight key principles, the website and PDF guide reporters from research, interviewing, and writing to the publication process.
IWMF: Coalition on Online Abuse
Resources for women journalists dealing with online abuse.
CJR: The Right Way to Write About Rape
Tips from an expert panel on how to write about the sensitive issue.
DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity
Hack Blossom offers great tips and resources.
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.
Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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Gender-Based Violence Reporting Handbook
From The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development in Africa.
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.
Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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