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Press Kit for Media Professionals: Reporting on Sexual Assault

General Material
Published Date
January, 2015

This kit is for people in the media reporting on sexual assault. The kit provides education about what sexual assault is and how reporters can cover it in a way that is effective, accurate, and respectful to victims. Focus areas are the avoidance of any language that would blame the victim or imply that the assault was consensual and the need to protect the identity of victims who wish to remain anonymous. Some information is South Carolina-specific but most will be helpful to people in other states.