• Telling the Full Story

    Telling the Full Story

    In 2012, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence published Telling the Full Story: An Online Guide for Journalists Covering Domestic Violence. The guide was a reissue of the 2000 publication The Domestic Violence Handbook for Journalists, which set out to provide resources and information to reporters who cover domestic violence homicides. By making the handbook available digitally in 2012, journalists could access interactive, up-to-date content with the click of a button, whether reporting from their desks or out in the field. In 2015, the Online Guide was relaunched with a contemporary design that is responsive to mobile devices, making it even more practical and user-friendly for reporters today. Coverage excerpts and best practices tips have continued to be updated with more recent examples.
  • Why the Online Guide?

    Why the Online Guide?

    The purpose of the Online Guide for Journalists is to support the media in capturing the realities and context of domestic violence cases. It is important for reporters to understand domestic violence so that their media coverage is accurate and informed rather than inadvertently perpetuating common misconceptions around this issue. Whether you’re a journalist, blogger, law enforcement offer, advocate, or survivor, the Online Guide can help you Know More so you can Do More.
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About the RICADV

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. We were formed in 1979 to support and assist domestic violence prevention agencies in Rhode Island. We provide leadership to the network of 10 member agencies, strive to create justice for victims and raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in R.I.

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