New Initiatives Address Newsroom Culture

Two new initiatives are working to correct shortcomings in newsroom cultures that are creating environments ripe for harassment and abuse: Press Forward and the Power Shift Project.

Group Wants To Make Newsrooms Safer

Press Forward launched a website Tuesday that defines sexual assault and offers advice to women for what they should do if they feel harassed. It also lists “rules of thumb” for people in dealing with the opposite sex at work.

Network News Accusers Form Support Group

The women behind the Press Forward initiative say they want a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct at TV news networks, better awareness of legal rights for women coming into the industry and better accountability for executives to ensure safety and improvements.