“WHY A GUIDE FOR JOURNALISTS?
Journalists play an important role by informing the public about the significant impact of sexual violence in our communities. This guide supports their work by providing:
insights into current trends, analysis of recent major news stories, resources to report on sexual violence with accuracy and sensitivity, sources for statistics and information as background to news stories, contacts for local, state, and national experts on sexual violence .
The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) developed this guide with input from journalists, state and federal administrators, victim advocates, legal and law enforcement professionals, and educators. Portions of the guide were originally developed by The Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) in its 2004 document, Reporting Sexual Assault: A Guide for Journalists.”