[Warwick, RI] On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence launched Telling the Full Story: An Online Guide for Journalists Covering Domestic Violence. The Online Guide is a reissue of the 2000 publication, The Domestic Violence Handbook for Journalists to provide resources and information to reporters who cover domestic violence homicides.
"This online guide puts the crucial information for domestic violence homicides, literally at the fingertips of reporters covering them," said Chris Wilhite, director of public relations at the RICADV. "We've had feedback from reporters on the beat that they need quick, immediate information at their disposal in information age. So the RICADV wants to be out front, providing reporters with the sources they need to tell the full story of domestic violence."
The Online Guide provides:
The Online Guide also provides the background about domestic violence coverage, including a Rhode Island Media Study conducted in 1999 with follow up studies in 2002 and 2010. Recently, RICADV communications staff interviewed reporters and survivors about domestic violence coverage in Rhode Island. This feedback helped to structure the Online Guide.