Managers and Employers: Best Practices for Supporting Reporters Facing Online Abuse

  • Wednesday, Jun 23 – 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
  • #ONA21

In the face of rampant online abuse, our phones and laptops have become hostile environments, disproportionately impacting women, POC, and LGBTQIA+ reporters and undermining efforts to create more equitable and inclusive newsrooms. Join newsroom leaders and experts in handling online abuse to exchange concrete strategies to better protect and support reporters targeted online for their identities and profession.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsroom leaders, especially editors, managers and heads of security, human resources and IT
  • Audience engagement professionals
  • Journalists facing online abuse and their allies


Kelsey McKinney
writer and co-founder, Defector Media

Jareen Imam
Director of Social Newsgathering, NBC News Website

Jami Floyd
Senior Editor, New York Public Radio

Donna Carrera
Threat Response Program Manager, The New York Times


Viktorya Vilk
Program Director for Digital Safety and Free Expression, PEN America
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