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This is what it’s like to be a media company’s first-ever online safety editor | Nieman Journalism Lab

By Hanaa' Tameez
January 18, 2022

Ask any journalist today — especially a woman, person of color, and anyone else from a marginalized community — about how it feels to be a journalist on the internet and the answer will probably be along the lines of exhausting, unpleasant, and scary.

For most, if not all, journalists, having a public profile online is expected or required as part of the job. And while that can be helpful to build trust, get tips, and create community, it also makes a person more susceptible to online and potentially offline abuse.

And if journalists need to put ourselves out there for work, what responsibility do employers have to protect them?

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Source: This is what it’s like to be a media company’s first-ever online safety editor | Nieman Journalism Lab

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