Media Summit & Contest
Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, recognizes the importance of sexual violence reporting. The RALLYs awards honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence. The RALLYs will be presented at the Raliance Media Summit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. This one-day event will bring together journalists to discuss reporting on sexual violence.
Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the general public to understand. At the nexus of trauma, violence, crime and public health, news coverage on sexual assault and rape often lacks the depth of context connecting specific events with broader social patterns. Raliance congratulates the following contest finalists in the four categories who have demonstrated effective reporting that conveys the scope of the problem of sexual violence while also identifying solutions and challenging the notion that these acts are inevitable.
"BuzzFeed News: Ethics and they Eye of the Beholder" from BuzzFeed News in New York, New York - https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/yale-ethics-professor
"At Profiles Theatre the drama and abuse is real" from the Chicago Reader in Chicago, Illinois - http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/profiles-theatre-theater-abuse-investigation/Content?oid=22415861
"BuzzFeed news: Some Days The Bomb Goes Off: The Ballerina Who Accused Her Instructor Of Sexual Assault" from BuzzFeed News in New York, New York - https://www.buzzfeed.com/scatx/some-days-the-bomb-goes-off
"Sex Trafficking: The Victims Next Door" from the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minnesota - http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/07/21/sex-trafficking-victims-next-door/87248556/
"Facing the Problem" from the SME Harbinger in Fairway Kansas - http://smeharbinger.net/facing-the-problem/
"Rape kit series" from The Plain Dealer" in Cleveland, Ohio - http://www.cleveland.com/rape-kits/index.ssf/2016/05/first_indicted_of_more_than_10.html
"BuzzFeed News: Unfounded: Investigation into the Baltimore County Police Department's handling of rape cases" from BuzzFeed News in New York, New York - https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/unfounded
"Coverage of Vanderbilt rape case" from The Tennessean / USA Today Network in Nashville, Tennessee - http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/07/16/what-message-does-vanderbilt-rape-case-send/87143364/
"University of Minnosota sexual assault" from the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minneapolis, Minnesota - http://www.twincities.com/2016/11/03/john-shipley-time-for-gophers-to-send-a-real-message/
Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award
Raliance is pleased to join Futures Without Violence and the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in sponsoring the 6th biennial Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award that recognizes an outstanding new investigator with 2-10 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
The recipient will receive passage to the 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in San Francisco, CA, which includes airfare, hotel, waived Conference registration (September 26-28, 2017) and a small stipend. Additionally, they will be recognized during the conference by Futures Without Violence, Raliance and the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their respective websites and materials.
Nominations are accepted from professionals in the field and will be selected based on the quality of their research and its implications for the field; commitment to underserved communities; mentorship and collaboration with fellow researchers, health providers and advocates in the field. We are interested in research candidates who come from a variety of professions including, but not limited to doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, public health professionals and advocates.
Deadline for submission: May 5, 2017 5pm
(6pm Mountain; 7pm Central; 8pm Eastern)
All will be informed by June 20th, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Lee [email protected] or call: 415-678-5500
Projects awarded will contribute to the coordinated implementation of a comprehensive initiative to change the culture in one generation by aligning sexual violence services, prevention, messaging, and policy goals; or by contributing to the existing body of evidence and/or promising practices or policies related to sexual violence. Funded projects are those that can be replicated.
Raliance is pleased to announce the first-round of grant awardees. Each of the following 27 grantees will receive funding of up to $50,000 – totaling nearly $1.2 million across all projects – from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
SELECTED SECOND-ROUND RALIANCE GRANTS
Raliance is pleased to announce the second-round of grant awardees. Each of the following 14 grantees will receive funding of up to $50,000 – totaling over $600,000 across all projects.