Here are some resources for reporting on domestic violence:
— Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Dart Center has a tips and tools sheet for covering domestic violence.
— National Network to End Domestic Violence: This organization creates a Domestic Violence Counts census every year. For 2013’s census, 87 percent of “identified local domestic violence programs” participated, according to the organization.
— The Coalition Against Domestic Violence: This organization offers a guide for reporters called “Telling the Full Story.”
The Online Guide provides:
— The most up to date statistics available about domestic violence
— Contact information for seeking out sources for content
— Quick reference to domestic violence statutes
— Best practices and tips for covering domestic violence
— An easy to access Domestic Violence 101 reference
— Materials to print about domestic violence in news coverage
The guide was developed by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
— USC Annenberg: Emily Schmidt wrote “Domestic Violence: A Public Health Problem; Covering victims’ stories with sensitivity” with tips on places to look for information.