Power Shift Project

an initiative promoting workplace integrity on behalf of women in the news industry

 

The project’s goal is to create workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and full of opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

Upcoming Webinar

Jill Geisler

Workplace Integrity: Do You Qualify As An Ally? (Especially Now)

July 15, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT

Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler provides practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.


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COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefs leaders of top professional journalism organizations on covering coronavirus while caring for dedicated teams.

Power Shift Project Book Club

Power Shift Project Book Club

Browse our curated list of books, documentaries and podcasts for aspiring allies who are dedicated to learning.

Power Shift Summit 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project gathered leaders across journalism and the media industry to explore the critical role that individuals can play in fighting harassment and discrimination.


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The Freedom Forum Institute is committed to promoting workplace integrity, defined as eliminating sexual harassment and creating opportunities for all. This is the goal of the Power Shift Project, an outgrowth of the Power Shift Summit that was held at the Newseum in January 2018. The project helps journalists and newsroom leaders implement the solutions identified at the summit, which are detailed in the Power Shift Report below.

Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, will help guide the Power Shift Project as the newly appointed Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership.

The resources and programs of the Power Shift Project are designed for leaders, HR professionals, educators, employees and interns, and the lessons can be applied to all sectors of the workforce — not just the media. We invite you to use our resources in your classroom or workplace, participate in our programs and engage with us on social media. Together we can make the workplace a safer, more empowering environment for all.

COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

COVID-19

Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefs leaders of top professional journalism organizations on covering coronavirus while caring for dedicated teams.

Webinar Recaps, Resources and Video

About the Power Shift Project

Power Shift Project News

The Power Shift Project is a national industry-wide initiative to improve the quality and future of journalism by improving the diversity, equity and culture of news organizations.

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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Power Shift Project’s diverse advisory board is made up of women and men who are leaders of media companies, educational institutions and journalism associations.

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Workplace Integrity Training

Power Shift Project

The Power Shift Project offers one-of-a-kind interactive training for media organizations to advance the goal of workplaces free of harassment and discrimination.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the June and August workshops have been cancelled.

Next Workshop: Oct. 20-21, 2020

Do You Qualify As An Ally?

Do You Qualify As An Ally?

10 (of many) ways to earn that distinction.

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Power Shift Summit 2020

Power Shift Summit 2020

On Jan. 28, 2020, leaders across journalism and the media industry gathered to explore the critical role that individuals can play in fighting harassment and discrimination.

Watch the Summit & Read the Report

Assignment Desk

Power Shift Summit 2.0 Assignment Desk

Ideas and resources about under-covered stories of sexual misconduct and discrimination across all industries.

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Power Shift Videos

Power to the Interns

Watch videos from recent Power Shift events, including “Power to the Interns” and the Power Shift Summit.

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Resources

Resources

Find free resources to use in your workplace or school, including handouts and reference materials.

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Book Club

Book Club

Browse our curated list of books, documentaries and podcasts for aspiring allies who are dedicated to learning.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

Want to get involved in our efforts? Fill out this short contact form, and we’ll be in touch.

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#PowerShiftPledge

Make the Power Shift Pledge

Please join us in taking the #PowerShiftPledge, and commit to eliminating sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.

Make the Pledge

Generous support for the Power Shift Project has been provided by CBS Corporation, Gannett Foundation/USA TODAY NETWORK and the SPJ Foundation.