Press Forward is an independent group of current and former journalists committed to designing a better way forward for the news industry.
This is a pivotal moment in time, a moment for us to redefine not only how we address sexual harassment in the workplace, but also how we build stronger and healthier working cultures. The old way of doing things has hurt our colleagues, impaired our news organizations and hampered our ability to serve the public.
As an industry, we can do better. We need to ensure that our newsrooms provide a safe and fair work environment, a meritocracy where men and women can rise on their talents and do their best work. The future of news depends on it.
For the coming six months we’ll be hosting a structured dialogue and detailed research study on what it takes to build a better news environment. We’ll explore ways to provide support and resources to both men and women in our field. We’ll also look at how to reset the norms and guidelines in our industry to improve the way we operate.
The end result will be a definitive blueprint on how to create equitable and effective news environments.
Press Forward is a Component Fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation. You can donate to the project here.