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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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.
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.
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