Journalists are finding themselves under attack — online and off — from actors seeking to discredit and destroy the reputation of individual journalists. From Twitter to Facebook Live standups and back channels, we show how online abuse of journalists affects individual lives and the newsgathering process.

TrollBusters offers several group training and coaching classes in digital security for journalists and management:

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Orientation: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts

This 1 1/2-hour webinar provides an orientation to online abuse and digital security, the legal boundaries of online speech and ways in which journalists are exposed to online harassment. Participants will also generate their personal threat model and explore tools for protecting their digital reputation online and off.

Dates: See booking site
Cost: See booking site
Time: 1 ½ hour webinar

Instructor: Dr. Michelle Ferrier is the founder and CEO of Troll-Busters.com. She has been battling trolls for more than 15 years. She is an associate professor at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a research focus on online communities, reputation management and digital identity.

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________ALLsmallModule 1: Physical Security

Physical security is about taking steps to protect yourself (and your equipment) from damage or harm. For the purpose of this course, we’ll focus on securing our physical location.

Dates: See booking site
Cost: See booking site
Time: Five-week course, 1 1/2 hours per week.

Instructor: Yael Grauer is a freelance journalist based in Phoenix. She has covered technology and digital freedom for various sites including Wired, Slate/Future Tense, Motherboard, Ars Technica, the Intercept, Reveal News, and more. She has also worked in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on their Street-Level Surveillance guide, and has co-organized workshops on digital privacy and security.

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Security breaches are so common that even trying to keep up with them can make your head spin. Luckily, there are ways to minimize your risk of hacking, identity theft, and other concerns.

Dates: See booking site
Cost: See booking site
Time: Five-week course, 1 1/2 hours per week.

Instructor: Yael Grauer is a freelance journalist based in Phoenix. She has covered technology and digital freedom for various sites including Wired, Slate/Future Tense, Motherboard, Ars Technica, the Intercept, Reveal News, and more. She has also worked in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on their Street-Level Surveillance guide, and has co-organized workshops on digital privacy and security.

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________ALLsmallModule 3: Workflow Security

What are you storing where, and why? Are you protecting sensitive information to and from  sources?

Dates: See booking site
Cost:
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Time: 
Five-week course, 1 1/2 hours per week.

Instructor: Yael Grauer is a freelance journalist based in Phoenix. She has covered technology and digital freedom for various sites including Wired, Slate/Future Tense, Motherboard, Ars Technica, the Intercept, Reveal News, and more. She has also worked in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on their Street-Level Surveillance guide, and has co-organized workshops on digital privacy and security.

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