Build Your Armor: Online and Offline Safety in an Election Year

A solutions-oriented roundtable led by Harlo Holmes, Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Description – This solutions-oriented roundtable – presented by the IWMF and Knight Foundation – will showcase ways reporters and newsroom leaders can reduce the physical and digital threats they face when covering the campaign trail, rallies, protests, and other risky beats. Security experts will demonstrate how to conduct risk assessments and share best practices for implementing newsroom safety protocols. Participants will also run through a practical playbook on how to strengthen online privacy and build resiliency against trolls, bots, and haters.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Viktorya Vilk
    Manager of Special Projects, PEN America
  • Jeff Belzil
    Security Advisor, International Women’s Media Foundation