The virtual press conference will see Reach’s online safety editor Dr Rebecca Whittington discuss key findings from the first ‘Online Harms for Women in Journalism’ survey
Taking place at 1pm on Wednesday 8 March — International Women’s Day — the one-hour conference will explore the findings of an industry-wide survey of more than 400 women working in media.
Points will include how widespread online abuse is for women in media; its nature, content and intersection with other characteristics such as ethnicity or sexual orientation; the impact of online abuse on women’s careers and their mental health; and recommendations for improvements and suggested pledges for publishers and broadcasters.
The event will be hosted by Women in Journalism chair and Daily Mirror editor-in-chief Alison Phillips, who will also lead a discussion after Whittington’s report with columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown about her individual experiences with online abuse.
Sign up for next week’s event here.