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How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists & their allies

This self-directed course features course content from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas‘ massive open online course (MOOC) titled “How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists & their allies.” The four-week course took place from May 3 to May 30, 2021. We are now making the content free and available to students who took the course and anyone else who’s interested in learning in frameworks to mitigate and manage associated risks for all women and allies.

This course is organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and UNESCO, with financial support from the Swedish Postcode Foundation.


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The course was taught by Alison Baskerville. She created and curated the content for the course, which includes video classes, readings, exercises, and more.

The course materials are broken into four modules, along with an introductory module:

We encourage you to watch the videos, review the readings, and complete the exercises as time allows. The course materials build off each other, but the videos and readings also act as standalone resources that you can return to over time.

We hope you enjoy the materials. If you have any questions, please contact us at journalismcourses@austin.utexas.edu.

aliAlison Baskerville is a documentary photographer and personal safety trainer based in Birmingham, UK. A former-soldier-turned-photographer, Alison is able to blend her military experience with her career as a conflict photographer to translate into realistic safety training for the media community. As a photographer she uses her experience to comment on, document and question the military experience that aims to make work reflecting on important contemporary issues such as social inequality, military occupation, gender identity and safety as well as the long-term consequences of emotional trauma through conflict. Alison is also the founder of ROAAAR – an inclusive safety training organization as well as the Program Lead on the current Next Gen Safety Training Program with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). If you want to learn more about Alison’s work you can check out her website www.alisonbaskerville.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @AliBaskerville.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
300 West Dean Keeton
Room 3.212
Austin, TX, 78712

Phone: 512-471-1391

Email: journalismcourses@austin.utexas.edu