MIZZOU - WOMEN IN MEDIA

GUEST POST: Putting an End to Newsroom Harassment

Tracy Everbach

Tracy Everbach

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.

We Belong Here, From ONA15

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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.

Last weekend I attended the Online News Association’s annual conference in L.A., where more than 2,000 journalists gathered to discuss the future of digital media.

On Friday, Sarah Jeong, contributing editor at Motherboard, moderated a panel with Soraya Chemaly, Dr. Michelle Ferrier, Amanda Hess and Laurie Penny, called “We Belong Here: Pushing Back Against Online Harassment,” focusing on the experience of women journalists.

GUEST POST: Staying Safe While Reporting Abroad

Tina Susman

Tina Susman

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.

Tina Susman is a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, based in New York. She started at the Times as its Baghdad bureau chief in January 2007 and remained there until mid-2009.

Before joining the Times, Susman held positions overseas with the Associated Press and Newsday. She’s also worked in London, South Africa, Pakistan, Haiti, West Africa and Asia. In 1994, Susman was kidnapped and held captive for three weeks while on assignment in Somalia. She shared her experiences and advice for reporting in conflict zones abroad.

Q&A: Stalking and Moving On

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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.260

Lola Alapo works in public relations for a university in the South. Before transitioning to PR, she worked for a newspaper as an education reporter, where she was stalked, harassed and threatened by one of the subjects she covered. She shared her story and the lessons she learned with us.