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Links to Best Practices and Resources for Covering Sexual Violence

 

Reporting on Sexual Violence - Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Quick tips on covering sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.

 

Tips for Covering Sexual Assault from Reporting Sexual Assault: A
Guide for Journalists, published by the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual
Violence

 

Tragedies & Journalists - Joe Hight & Frank Smyth, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

A 40-page guide to help journalists, photojournalists and editors report on violence while protecting both victims and themselves.

 

Ethics Codes-Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

This page contains a collection of ethics guidelines from various news organizations worldwide. These include specific news outlets, parent news companies, and trade associations working in different media.

 

The Student Press Law Center's College Top 10 List-Student Press Law Center

The ten questions college student journalists most frequently ask about their rights

 

Covering Child Sex Abuse - Journalism Center on Children & Families

Thanks to a grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Journalism Center has produced new information to help. Sections include background on child sexual abuse and prevention; the characteristics and mental health treatment of people who offend; policy, law enforcement and prosecution; advice for reporting stories with care; and Q&As with leading experts. Each section features a topic overview, story ideas, sources and resources.

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