What We Can Learn From #Parkland

Alex Harris, a journalist with the Miami-Herald, reached out using social media in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attack on February 14. She sent out a query on Twitter, seeking anyone to talk. Like many journalists, social sourcing is critical to her work, especially in breaking news scenarios, Harris said inContinue reading “What We Can Learn From #Parkland”

Want to Avoid Online Abuse? “Be an Androgynous Cat.”

IN THE HEADLINES She Made Our List: Our heroine this month is Moira Donegan, who created the “Shitty Media Men” list in a private Google document. The list was designed to help young women in media avoid taking jobs that would expose them to sexual harassment, sexual assault and worse. It was intended to serveContinue reading “Want to Avoid Online Abuse? “Be an Androgynous Cat.””

New Book Features TrollBusters – Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment

A new book, Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment, features a chapter from TrollBusters founder Dr. Michelle Ferrier about her efforts to curtail online abuse of women journalists. Co-authored with Dr. Nisha Garud, assistant journalism professor at San Jose State University, the piece focuses on the impacts of online abuse on individual journalists and news-gathering,Continue reading “New Book Features TrollBusters – Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment”