The Global Cyber Alliance partner community continues to expand with our most recent partnership with Report for America, a national service program that places talented, emerging journalists into local newsrooms across the country to report on under-covered issues and communities.
Together, GCA and Report for America will amplify projects like the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists which empowers independent journalists, watchdogs, and small newsrooms with information and tools to protect their sources and reputation.
This summer, Report for America looks forward to joining and supporting “Summer Bootcamp: Digital Safety and Online Abuse Defense,” a free webinar series hosted by PEN America, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and GCA. The course is designed for journalists, writers, and media organizations. The series will include three sessions and office hours. For dates, details, and registration, visit: https://pen.org/event/summer-bootcamp-digital-safety-online-abuse-defense/
“Digital security is so important for journalists, not only for protecting sources, but also for protecting themselves,” said Rachel Rohr, director of training for Report for America. “Journalists face a high risk of online harassment, and it’s even higher for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ journalists. This partnership with GCA helps ensure Report for America corps members are being proactive to protect their digital security.”
Launched in 2017, Report for America is creating a new, sustainable system that provides Americans with the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable, and rebuild trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization with an established track record of training and supporting teams of emerging journalists around the world. Learn more at reportforamerica.org.