The Newseum held the Power Shift Summit on Jan. 9 with participation from more than 130 newsroom leaders, editors, reporters, educators and advocates. The summit was convened to generate a solutions-based discussion about what newsrooms and media organizations are doing now to deal with emerging cases of sexual misconduct, and what systemic changes are needed for the future.
Results of the summit are summarized in this report, which identifies seven key Power Shift Principles, or lessons learned about workplace imbalances that are used to protect the powerful and intimidate and silence others, especially young women. The report also identifies critical steps to repair systemic failures that have allowed sexual misconduct and discrimination to thrive, along with tactics to create sustainable change.
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