Digital Safety Newsroom Workshops

For today’s newsrooms, digital safety is no longer an option.

Commit just two hours per workshop and learn practical, essential digital skills to communicate with sources, keep information safe, and handle newsworthy scoops.

Get started with our introductory workshop, taught by a personable, experienced trainer who doesn’t speak tech jargon—then move up to more advanced topics depending upon your unique needs.

From basic digital hygiene to advanced national security reporting, we have a workshop for skill sets, specialties, and beats across the newsroom. You can take a look at our full curriculum here.


  • Learn critical techniques like threat modeling, avoiding phishing attacks, and the principles of encryption, along with hands-on practice.


  • Learn in your newsroom at times that are convenient to you, whether that’s a lunch break or a half-day seminar.


  • Gain valuable certifications for each level you complete, demonstrating your proficiency in a competitive field.

Matt Mitchell Global Journalist Security

These workshops are led by Matt Mitchell, independent senior trainer and security researcher at Global Journalist Security. Matt specializes in issues faced by newsrooms and freelance journalists. He also trains activists, human rights defenders and journalists in digital and operational security tactics.

Find out how you can get started below.