Learning Security

Future potential.

Ultimately, improving on the information-security practices of journalists will require a commitment not just at the training level, but at a leadership one in both journalism schools and newsrooms. However, our experience at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism demonstrates that such efforts are rewarded with improved understandings, demonstrable skills, and an ongoing commitment to the better security practices that protect journalists, sources, and news organizations at all levels. We hope that both journalism schools and news organizations will take up and apply—if not formalize—our initial work in this area; to facilitate that, the appendix to this report contains a detailed description of our workshop curriculum. We gladly welcome continued questions and feedback and look forward to continuing to work with the journalism community to refine and extend these efforts.