And We Persisted: Online Threats Leave Journalists Exposed to Physical Attacks

To Our Capital Gazette Colleagues, we’ve got your back. #wepersisted ❤ The recent deaths of five journalists at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday underscore the hostile environment journalists are experiencing here in the United States. News organizations are reporting that the shooter had a long-standing anger at the newspaper for coverage surroundingContinue reading “And We Persisted: Online Threats Leave Journalists Exposed to Physical Attacks”

Student journalists not immune from online trolls

IN THE HEADLINES What We’re Watching: Indian journalist Rana Ayyub has received death threats, gang rape threats and worse for her critical exposes of the government. She recently appeared on BBC to name her attackers and how violent threats have become a Twitter storm. Zambian media workers are pushing back against the Zambian government forContinue reading “Student journalists not immune from online trolls”

Stop the silence…Sharing your #onlineabuse is self-care

IN THE HEADLINES Independent music journalist Zachary Stoner and self-described “Hood CNN” was killed in Chicago. The Committee to Protect Journalists asks for a thorough investigation into whether Stoner’s community stories of Black men and Chicago gangs played a role. Journalists wrote an open letter to messaging apps asking the platforms to make changes that couldContinue reading “Stop the silence…Sharing your #onlineabuse is self-care”

Extreme trolling leads journalist to fake death

IN THE HEADLINES Lazarus Lives?!? Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko  faked his death to out those he claims were plotting his assasination. The bizarre “fake news” reveal left some in the profession questioning Babchenko and the Ukrainian government for his stunt. We here at TrollBusters understand that sometimes you have to use extreme measures to prove you’re underContinue reading “Extreme trolling leads journalist to fake death”