JDI is committed to ensuring that media coverage accurately reflects the experiences of survivors. Journalists can play a critical role in educating the public and informing systemic change on the personal, community, organizational, and policy levels.
We recognize that every minute counts when you´re on deadline. In your coverage of sexual and domestic violence issues/incidents, the expertise and resources of JDI and its statewide network of 60 local sexual and domestic violence programs can help you save time, reduce legwork, ensure accuracy, and get your story out there quickly. We will make every effort to assist you in, please contact:
Toni K. Troop, Director of Communications and Development
Resources for Journalists
These guides created by JDI with the help from members of the media aim to help reporters, copywriters, headline writers, and editors with coverage of sexual and domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Homicide Media Guide:
The media has increasingly gotten out the message that domestic violence is a crime and that help is available for victims. It’s essential that these cases are portrayed in context and not only as individual tragedies. Much of the guide is also applicable to general coverage of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of abuse.
Strangulation vs. Choking Media Guide:
The difference between the terms strangulation and choking is not semantic as each connotes very different things regarding intent and action. Using appropriate terminology in describing the act of strangulation helps readers (victims, responders, and others) understand this dangerous act of violence. JDI would like to acknowledge the input of journalists, law enforcement, advocates, and survivors in drafting this resource.
JDI Statements and Press Releases
JDI Advocacy Day 2022: Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocates Seek Action on Funding and Legislation
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2022 On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (JDI), will host its annual Advocacy Day to rally around its legislative and budget priorities to address...
That's right! It's the 15th anniversary of the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign founded by Jane Doe Inc. Please join us for a celebration of Ambassadors and Affiliates who have kept at it for the past 15 years. When: Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 5:30pm –...
S2030, An Act establishing a jail and prison construction moratorium, was reported favorably out of Committee! This bill would create a 5-year pause on the building of new prisons and jails in Massachusetts. Tell your legislator to vote YES on this common sense...
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