We Belong Here: Pushing Back Against Online Harassment

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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Journalists — and women in media in particular — face an intense level of online interaction with trolls and cyberbullies, as spotlighted over the past year in several high-profile instances. Newsrooms have a responsibility to make the workplace welcoming for all, but also have to tread carefully when it comes to online censorship. Our all-star presenters collectively have pushed back against harassment and abusive behavior through personal essays, reporting, policy research, working with social media companies and building tools. They’ll have an inclusive conversation exploring short- and long-term strategies and resources to make online communities welcoming to all.

Resources

Dr. Michelle Ferrier and TrollBusters: TrollBusters Online Protection Tips and Links  (click through Pinterest tips to get to Digital Hygiene Course lessons. Or go to the Digital Hygiene Course. TrollBusters twitter: @yoursosteam


Speakers

Soraya Chemaly
Director/The Speech Project, WMC Speech Project
Dr. Michelle Ferrier
Associate Dean for Innovation, Graduate Studies and International Programs, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
Amanda Hess
Staff Writer, The New York Times
Laurie Penny
Author and Journalist, New Statesman / Freelance

Moderators

Sarah Jeong
Contributing Editor, Motherboard
Session Audio

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