Resources for Outside Resources, Self-Care & Peer Support
The News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment provides a tool for news outlets to review and improve their current safety practices and protocols. It should help news organizations to identify and better understand their own weaknesses and strengths in relation to the security of all individuals working for them exposed to danger, including freelancers.
In this piece for the Sydney Morning Herald, journalist Ginger Gorman confronts internet trolls and shines a light on cyberbullying practices.
From the Troll Busters website:
"TrollBusters provides just-in-time rescue services to support women journalists, bloggers and publishers who are targets of cyberharassment. We use our virtual S.O.S. team to send positive memes, endorsements and testimonials into online feeds at the point of attack. We dilute the stings of cyberbullies, trolls and other online pests to support you, your voice, your website, your business and your reputation."
A section from the CPJ Journalist Security Guide focused on managing stress reactions for journalists
Storyhunter spoke with Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center's Executive Director, and Chrissy Heckert, the Deputy Director at RISC, to learn how journalists can take care of themselves before and after being exposed to trauma from reporting.
From Safe Work Australia, this fact sheet provides information to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and workers on how to address psychological health risks under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all persons at work.