[WEBINAR] Supporting Staff Facing Online Abuse: Best Practices for Editors and Managers
If you’re an editor or newsroom leader, chances are you have staff who are routinely subjected to hate and harassment online. Because women, BIPOC, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are disproportionately targeted, online abuse directly undermines efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive work environment. Co-hosted by PEN America and Hearken, join newsrooms leaders from Vox, Reuters, and The New York Times to exchange ideas and learn concrete strategies for how to better protect and support staff in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating the damage of online abuse.
Jason Reich is the vice president of corporate security for The New York Times Company. He is responsible for the development and enforcement of all safety and security plans for domestic employees and facilities while serving as the company’s internal expert on all security matters. He joined Times in 2019 from BuzzFeed, Inc. where he served as director of global security for four years. Prior to BuzzFeed, Jason was the founder and managing director of the Collective Security Project, a team of crisis response experts based in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and the United States, who were contracted to protect journalists and aid workers and NGOs in challenging environments. Reich is a board member at the ACOS Alliance.
Kristin Neubauer is a video news producer for Reuters in Washington, D.C. She has served as a peer supporter since the Reuters Peer Network began in 2015. For the past two years, she has served as global coordinator of the Peer Network.
Donte Stewart serves as the lead for Starbucks Corp.’s travel intelligence and safety program. He recently completed a stint as Vox Media’s first-ever, full-time security leader, overseeing the company’s security and anti-harassment efforts. Stewart brings 10+ years of industry experience across corporate security, intelligence analysis, and political analysis, having also served as a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s global security team, and prior to that, as an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Viktorya Vilk is the program director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, where she leads initiatives on a range of free expression issues, including developing tools and strategies to empower journalists and newsrooms to defend against online abuse. She has over a decade of experience working in nonprofits to expand access to the arts and defend creative and press freedom.
Other Events in the Online Abuse Defense Series
- [WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training, co-hosted by the Journalism and Women Symposium, September 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training, co-hosted by Hearken, September 23 from 12pm to 1:30pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What Do You Do When You See Abuse Online?, co-hosted by Hollaback!, September 29 from 2pm to 3pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, co-hosted by Hearken with Freedom of the Press Foundation, October 7 from 12:30pm to 1:45pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, part of this year’s ONA20 Everywhere conference, October 15 from 11:45am to 1pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What to Do When You See Online Abuse, co-hosted by Hearken with Hollaback!, October 21 from 12pm to 1pm ET