Press Forward is proud to launch an innovative training program in partnership with the Poynter Institute, #UsToo: Building Trust in Newsrooms. We spent a year analyzing what works in harassment training and what’s broken, and developed a curriculum that focuses on power, ethics and the law- uniquely tailored to newsrooms.
Press Forward is pleased to announce an industry-wide study on the state of women in American media and entertainment companies- with a deep dive on newsrooms, conducted in partnership with a leading global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the nonprofit, LeanIn.org. The report will be part of the annual Women in the Workplace study, which is released by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org. It is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This report has been published annually since 2015, and has included 462 companies employing almost 20 million people. Press Forward will act as a convener for news organizations interested in participating in the 2019 study, helping to connect them with McKinsey & LeanIn.Org’s research. The data will be anonymized and aggregated to understand the state of women for the pipeline to leadership in the American press. Press Forward will also work with McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org to tailor findings into meaningful recommendations, unique to the news business, as part of the industry report. The results will be published in early 2020.
Press Forward is eager to engage university departments to work together on programming to foster broader discussions about professional experiences and workplaces in news. Campus programming ranges from multi-day visits to single day workshops, as well as curriculum development.
Press Forward partners with news organizations to visit newsrooms, journalism associations and industry forums to hold dialogue and conversations about the workplace post #MeToo. Our initiative also offers free resources to journalism professionals on our website, collaborating with experts, survivors and newsroom leaders.