This 75-minute session led by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Committee to Protect Journalists provides reporters, editors, managers and other news staff with practical digital security steps and psychological precautions to take before, during, and after online harassment and attacks. The briefing covers both digital and psychological safety in the lead-up to and post-U.S. presidential election. The training will be delivered by Elana Newman, PhD., a clinical psychologist and research director for the Dart Center, and Ela Stapley, a digital security expert with the Committee to Protect Journalists and a former freelance journalist.
CPJ’s risk assessment guide
How journalists can get access to a password manager for free.
HORN Network: Help removing the digital trail of online abuse
More training on Self-care:
Coping with burnout
How to combat the understandable effects of a relentless news cycle during the pandemic.
Securing your digital footprint
Strong passwords, two-factor authentication and other lines of defense from online harassment or hacking.
How editors can support writers with mental health conditions
It’s important for editors to allow for long-term adjustments that might wax and wane as a writer’s health fluctuates.
Safely reporting from protests and other tense events
These are stressful times. Being out in the world as a journalist carries an element of risk. But a world without engaged journalists watching over it is risky, too. Our aim is to identify as many risks as we can and take steps to reduce them, prepare for them, and neutralize them if they do arise.