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Our Mission Take Back The News, which operated from 2001 to 2009, confronted the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of sexual assault in mainstream media with the goal of improving both the quantity and quality of media coverage of sexual assault. We provided outlets for rape survivors to publish their stories in their own words. Take Back The News also raised public awareness about the epidemic of rape, in order to foster greater public dialogue and ultimately greater public responsibility.

READ stories of rape survival that were submitted to Take Back The News between 2001 and 2009.

Project Descriptions
In addition to collecting and publishing rape survival stories on the web, Take Back the News had several other projects . These include:

Media Response Project: a project that trained local community activists to review and respond to media representation of sexual violence, and that still provides web resources for the public to respond to their own local media.

Community Print Projects: Take Back the News still provides downloadable instructions on our website on how community centers, campus women's centers, and other organizations can raise community awareness through newspaper print projects and related events.