Impact Report
2021 Power Shift Project Impact Report

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
Power Shift Summit 2020: The Power of Allies

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.

Power Shift Summit 2.0
Power Shift Summit 2.0: #MeToo and the Media One Year Later

Power Shift Summit 2.0 brought together more than 100 editors, reporters and experts to assess what’s changed since revelations of sexual harassment rocked the media industry. The resulting report highlights innovative changes in anti-harassment and workplace culture training, intentional efforts to recruit, promote and retain women and people of color, and a growing focus on safety and security in the field and online, where women and minorities are often viciously targeted.

Power Shift Summit 2.0 Assignment Desk
Power Shift Summit 2.0: Assignment Desk

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

Power Shift Summit Report
The Power Shift Summit Report

The first Power Shift Summit was convened to generate a solutions-based discussion about what newsrooms and media organizations are doing to deal with emerging cases of sexual misconduct, and what systemic changes are needed for the future. The resulting report identifies seven lessons learned about workplace imbalances that are used to protect the powerful and intimidate and silence others, especially young women.

Tip Sheets

Advocacy organizations and other resources

American Press Institute
The Aspen Forum on Women and Girls
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Futures Without Violence
International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS)
Maryville University Online
National Women’s Law Center
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Online News Association
Press Forward
  • Homepage
  • If You Are Being Harassed
    • Tips on what to do, including a 12-step program on how to document and deal with sexual harassment adapted from the book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back” by Gretchen Carlson.
  • Guidance for a Newsroom Leader
  • “Shattering the Glass Screen”
    • Understanding the pipeline to leadership for women and journalists of color in media and news, and expert solutions. The Press Forward onboarded national news organizations to participate in McKinsey & Co.’s research, and will do so year after year
  • The Forward Podcast
    • Tools and conversations for the path forward post-#MeToo
Radio Television Digital News Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing
Society of Professional Journalists
United Public Strategies
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Women’s Media Center (WMC)