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Dr Jennifer Henrichsen

Assistant Professor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University , USA

journalism safety digital security information security democracy authoritarianism new institutionalism

Jennifer R. Henrichsen is an Assistant Professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She is also an Affiliated Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Henrichsen's research examines how adversaries exploit weaknesses in the spread of information across organizations and institutions to contaminate the information ecosystem and to erode trust in knowledge systems. Specifically, she assesses how these and other challenges – from state and corporate surveillance to physical and digital attacks against the media – are creating an epistemic crisis for journalism. Henrichsen has published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reports and has received numerous fellowships, including from Yale, Columbia, the University of Fribourg, and the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Program.

Definition of journalists' safety

I use the same conceptualization as authors Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova et al. (2023). Journalists’ safety is "the extent to which journalists can perform their work-related tasks without facing threats to their physical, psychological, digital, and financial integrity and well-being" (p. 1214).
Research focuses:
Physical, Psychological, Digital, Legal
Methods used in research:
Surveys, Interviews, Qualitative content analysis
Countries of research focus:
United States, Mexico

Areas interested in collaborating with other researchers

information, digital security
Dr Jennifer Henrichsen

Dr Jennifer Henrichsen