CPJ welcomes Sarah Guinee as Patti Birch fellow for gender and media freedom

New York, August 20, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists is pleased to announce that Sarah Guinee has joined CPJ as the 2018 Patti Birch fellow for gender and media freedom. Guinee is the second recipient of the fellowship.

Guinee’s work will focus on the intersection of online and offline violence against women journalists around the world. According to CPJ research, women journalists face distinct threats compared with their counterparts, including sexual assault and online harassment. Female sports reporters face particular challenges.

“The Patti Birch fellow plays a crucial role in supporting CPJ’s advocacy and research on emerging threats to press freedom, and ensuring that we are addressing the threats facing women journalists,” said Courtney Radsch, CPJ’s advocacy director. “If we are to improve safety for all journalists, it is important to understand how online and offline violence, harassment, and threats impact women journalists, what newsrooms are doing to help, and what online platforms can do.”

Guinee most recently served as a strategy research fellow at Atlantic Media, where she researched evolving models and markets for journalism. She also co-authored The Idea, a weekly newsletter covering innovation in news media. Guinee earned a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.

Generous funding from the Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation will honor Patti Birch’s lifelong commitment to freedom of speech and press with 10 CPJ fellowships over five years.

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