National Press Club

Trolling the News: Protecting Journalists From Online Harassment

Trolling the News: Protecting Journalists From Online Harassment

April 27, 2018 9:30 AM

Location: Holeman Lounge

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America have teamed up to present an important discussion to help and empower writers, journalists and all those active online with practical tools and tactics to defend against hateful speech and trolling. Participants include:

  • Soraya Chemaly, Women’s Media Center
  • Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post
  • Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic
  • Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times
  • Suzanne Nossel, chief executive officer of PEN America
  • Michelle Ferrier, founder, associate professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University

The program will take place in the National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on April 27, the day before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

PEN American will launch its Online Harassment Field Manual, a first-of-its-kind resource not just for individual writers and journalists but also for the people and institutions that employ them. The Field Manual includes first-person stories and resources for improving cyber security, establishing supportive cyber communities, practicing self-care, and turning to law enforcement during episodes of online abuse, as well as recommendations for allies and witnesses on how they can support journalists and writers who are targets of hostility online.

There is no charge for the event but reservations are required.

Event details:

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Holeman Lounge
Washington, DC 20045
Friday, April 27
9.30am - 11am

Free tickets; RSVP required.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Crystal White