About This Guide

This resource collects the advice and experience of journalists, newsroom developers, and security experts, organized into a set of lessons and training materials available for newsroom staff who find themselves leading security trainings. In a moment when reporters are asking how to protect themselves and their sources, we want to see more people armed to answer those questions and help newsrooms communicate and store data more securely.

The curriculum is hosted by OpenNews, a team that helps developers, designers, and data analysts convene and collaborate on open journalism projects, and BuzzFeed Open Lab, an arts and technology fellowship program at BuzzFeed News. The first draft began during a two-day event in June 2017, with about 20 people working in-person and remote.

Version History

Current version: 1.0.0

  • v1.0.0 - Initial release.