On December 10, 2013, femifesto launched Reporting on Sexual Assault: A Toolkit for Canadian Media. Their aim is to provide members of the press with the resources and knowledge they need to contribute to a public discourse on rape and sexual assault that is supportive of survivors. The toolkit will be crowdsourced for one year — deadline for providing feedback or commentary is Aug. 30, 2014 with the final release set for Nov. 25, 2014. Find out more about the toolkit and femifesto, click here.

To download the toolkit in English, click here.

To download a checklist when reporting on sexual assault, click here.

To download tips when interviewing a survivor, click here.

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Read up about the objectives, structure and network that’s at your fingertips as a member of Canadian University Press and enjoy learning about the history of this 76-year-old institution.

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Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists (available for download in five languages)
The global investigative journalism casebook (available for download in English)
Community media: a good practice handbook (available for download in English and Mongolian)

You’ve found that dingy campus office after some serious sleuthing, you’ve got your first assignment and now it’s game time – but where to begin?

Well, you’re in the right place.

Get started by reading the following guides prepared by campus journalists from coast to coast.

First prepared in 2007, these guides feature the nuts and bolts of how to be a solid journalist, photographer or designer, and how to approach a variety of issues ranging from the business behind your paper to coordinating all the hard working people who want to contribute to the labour of love that is your campus newspaper.

The resource guides: 

Chapter One:  Writing

Chapter Two: Advanced Techniques

Chapter Three: The News Room

Chapter Four: Research

Chapter Five: Photography

Chapter Six: Graphics

Chapter Seven: Production

Chapter Eight: Ethics, Balance & Objectivity

Chapter Nine: Diversity

Chapter Ten: Editing

Chapter Eleven: Editor-in-Chief

Chapter Twelve: Business

Read up and go get ’em!