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Abortion | SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

Oyez: Roe v. Wade
The ruling from the Supreme Court database.

Findlaw: Roe v. Wade – What You Need to Know

Britannica: Roe v. Wade Background Roe v. Wade History and Background

AP News: Abortion – Latest News and Updates

AP News: What is Roe v Wade
Good backgrounder on the ruling.

USA Today Poll: Roe v. Wade Furor Not Enough to Sway Midterm Elections

Planned Parenthood: Roe v. Wade History and Impact

ACLU: The Roe v. Wade Era

Guttmacher Institute: 15 Points to Consider When Covering Abortions

Freedom of the Press: Taking Care with Source Security When Reporting on Abortion

National Abortion Federation

Center for Reproductive Life Research Page

Equal Access to Abortion Coverage Factsheet

Columbia Journalism Review: How to Cover Abortion

International Center for Journalists: Tips for Reporting on Reproductive Health

Nieman Journalism Lab: Unimaginable Abortion Stories Will Become More Common. Is American Journalism Ready?

Resources for Journalists Reporting on Abortion
From the Physcians for Reproductive Health.

Association of Health Care Journalists: New Tip Sheet Guides Reporting on Rise of Medication Abortion and its Safety

Center for Health Journalism: The End of Roe v. Wade Will Shake up America for Years – Here’s How to Tell Those Stories

Scientific American: How Abortion Misinformation and Disinformation Spread Online

NPR Public Editor: Reviewing NPR’s Language For Covering Abortion

NPR Public Editor: An Infusion of Inclusion into the News

GIJN: Investigating Abortion Access and Care in Germany and Worldwide

The Womxn Project: For Journalists (on Abortion and Beyond)

Rewire News Group: Reporters Must Do Better on Abortion: Six Facts You Should Know

Vanity Fair: Newsroom Managers Urge Journalists to Keep Abortion Views Under Wraps

IPPF: How to Report on Abortion
A guide for journalists, editors and media outlets.

Women’s Rights Empowerment Network: Resources for Reporting on Abortion

International Campaign to Women’s Right to Safe Abortion: Resources for Journalists

Poynter: How to Ensure Diverse Viewpoints in Abortion Coverage

Poynter: Does the Supreme Court Ruling Ban FDA-Approved Abortion Pills?

Poynter: Newsrooms Must Reframe Abortion Coverage

NY Times: Politico’s Roe v. Wade Scoop Becomes Law

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.

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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.

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

GIJN: Resources for Female-Identifying Journalists

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.

GIJN: Resources For Women Journalists

Nieman Journalism Lab: What’s the Future of the Gender Beat in U.S. Newsrooms?

#JournalistsToo: Women Journalists Speak Out
A collection of essays on personal experiences with harassment.

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.

GIJN: Investigatiing Femicide

European Institute for Gender Equity

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.
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.

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.

The Journalist’s Resource: Why Many Sexual Assault Survivors May Not Come Forward for Years

GIJN: A Guide to Covering Femicide

European Institute for Gender Equity: Defining Femicide

Femicide Watch
Studies, data, articles and reports on the killing of women around the world.

United Nations WomenWatch

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

CNN: Trans Journalists Struggle to Get Old Bylines Corrected

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

The Journalist’s Resource: Research on How Women’s Job Prospects and Earnings Suffer After They Have Children

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 Tip Sheet: Maintaining Personal Boundaries with Sources

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.

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

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.

RTDNA: Journalists Know Your Rights – Safety

Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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Resources for combating sexual harassment in the newsroom

Gender-Based Violence Reporting Handbook
From The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development in Africa.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Workplace Bullying Institute

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

American Association of University Women

Women’s History Month 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.

Women In World History Curriculum

Scholastic Research Tools: Women’s History

Internet Women’s History Sourcebook

Newseum: Women’s Suffrage Timeline
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