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KEYNOTE: We Belong Here: Pushing Back Against Online Harassment

Journalists -- and women in media in particular -- face an intense level of online interaction with trolls and cyberbullies, as spotlighted over the past year in several high-profile instances. Newsrooms have a responsibility to make the workplace welcoming for all, but also have to tread carefully when it comes to online censorship. Our all-star presenters collectively have pushed back against harassment and abusive behavior through personal essays, reporting, policy research, working with social media companies and building tools. They’ll have an inclusive conversation exploring short- and long-term strategies and resources to make online communities welcoming to all.

Dr. Michelle Ferrier and TrollBusters: TrollBusters Online Protection Tips and Links  (click through Pinterest tips to get to Digital Hygiene Course lessons. Or go to the Digital Hygiene Course. TrollBusters twitter: @yoursosteam

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— This session will have live video

— This session will have recorded audio


Soraya Chemaly - Director/The Speech Project, Women's Media Center
schemaly | http://sorayachemaly.tumblr.com/

Dr. Michelle Ferrier - Associate Dean for Innovation, Graduate Studies and International Programs, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
mediaghosts | http://www.michelleferrier.com

Laurie Penny - Author and Journalist, New Statesman / Freelance
Pennyred | http://laurie-penny.com


Sarah Jeong - Contributing Editor, Motherboard
sarahjeong | http://sarahjeong.net