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    Gender Issues

    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

    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.

    Related Toolbox pages: Judicial Branch | Legal | Medical | Covering Protests

    Data on LGBTQ

    LGBT Data
    A deep archive of data from Dr. Randall Sell at Drexel University

    US Census: LGBTQ Data

    Pew Center: Gender and LGBTQ Data

    Library of Congress: LGBTQ Data
    Links to several data clearinghouses

    Center for the Study of Social Policy: LGBTQ Data

    glaad: Resources Page
    Guides, data and more

    UCLA Williams Institute | School of Law: LGBTQ Demographics

    Center for American Progress: Collecting Data About LGBTQI+ and Other Sexual and Gender-Diverse Communities
    How to collect and evaluate LGBTQ data

    The Trevor Project: Study on LGBTQ Youth and Mental Health (2022)

    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

    National Women’s Law Center

    When Data Assumes a Male Population
    A great set of tips and slides from NICAR 23

    Nine Leadership Tips for Women in Investigative Journalism

    Time’s Up Now
    An independent, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit 501(c)(4) charitable organization that aims to create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond.

    American Association of University Women

    International Women’s Media Foundation

    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.

    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

    UNESCO: Safety for Women Journalists Resources

    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

    International Women’s Media Foundation: Guide to Protecting Newsrooms and Journalists Against OnlineViolence
    A resource for newsrooms to better protect staff targeted simply for doing their jobs.

    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

    When Data Assumes a Male Population

    Dart Center Europe: Reporting on Sexual Assault Tip Sheet

    Student Press Law Center: Public Records and Sexual Assault Reporting

    Pew Research: Gender and LGBTQ Studies

    Our World in Data: Cancer Survival Rates by Race and Sex

    Webster University: Multicultural and Gender Studies Databases

    National Women’s Law Center
    Has statistics on diversity hiring and Title IX issues.

    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

    GIJN: Databases of Female Experts

    Women Plus: Tech Experts

    Diverse experts in tech policy

    Informed Opinions
    Experts based in Canada

    Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2023
    This report provides the most comprehensive picture of women’s incarceration in America. It includes not just the number of women incarcerated, but what type of facility they are incarcerated in, and details about their backgrounds.

    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

    The League of Women Voters: The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy

    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
    Sign up for a free account to use it.

    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
    Sign up for a free account to use it.


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