As women in media, we often face unique threats to our well-being and safety, both in person and online. That’s why we’re hosting Stepping Up Safety: A Panel on Personal Security in the Field and Workplace on October 7. Leading up to the panel, we’ve asked industry professionals to share their stories, advice and personal experiences.
Dr. Tracy Everbach is an associate professor of journalism at the University of North Texas. She worked for 14 years as a newspaper reporter at two different newspapers. She shared her perspective on how students and interns can handle harassment in the workplace.
The 20-year-old intern called me. “I don’t know what to do,” she said.
At her internship, she wanted to learn extra skills. I suggested she shadow another, older journalist. She had spent the day with him.