San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Changing the landscape: A dialogue with journalists reporting on sexual violence
Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute, will bring together journalists for a one-day symposium designed to advance news coverage on sexual assault.Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the general public to understand. The goals of the event are to connect journalists, identify best practices and challenges in reporting on this topic, and advance the dialogue in the journalism field.
Part 1: The state of reporting on sexual assault
The summit will begin with a presentation of research findings by the Berkley Media Studies Group and panel discussion including the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Poynter Institute.
Part 2: Highlighting Exceptional Journalism to End Sexual Violence
This session will highlight winners from the inaugural RALLYs awards hosted by Raliance, The RALLYs honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence.
Part 3: Making the pivot
This session will feature accomplished journalists engaging the audience on how to move reporting practices forward.
Part 4: Think tank on moving forward
Small group discussions will focus on what stories need to be told next and what tools are required to move forward. The day will end with a group discussion on steps participants can take toward making these changes happen in their newsroom.
Please note that the primary audience for this event is newsroom journalists and news media who are embedded in the daily dynamics of news production.
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Raliance is a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. Composed of three top sexual violence prevention organizations – the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) – Raliance serves as the central hub for effective allocation and distribution of programmatic funding in sexual violence prevention and as the go-to resource for policymakers, advocates, service providers and the media. Raliance is funded through a $10 million multiyear commitment from the National Football League. The name was inspired by the entity’s intent to rally engagement from stakeholders and align goals and resources behind its overarching mission of putting a stop to sexual violence once and for all. Learn more at Raliance.org.