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You can:

  • Utilize domestic violence advocacy organization as sources whenever covering domestic violence stories.

  • Avoid headlines and coverage that implicates victims in their own abuse or death.

  • Avoid portraying family violence as conflict..

  • Always run the statewide hotline number, 800-33-HAVEN, with stories on domestic violence.  Your story may be the only way victims in your community learn there is help available.

Resources for Media

  • .Covering domestic Violence: A Guide for Journalists and Other Media Professionals,. available at .

  • News Coverage of Violence Against Women, Marian Meyers, Sage publications.

  • National Network to End Domestic Violence.s National Media Project .