Create an online form where targeted journalists can easily report an online attack. This form should be short and easy to fill in but cover all essential information related to the attack. This measure takes away the pressure and anxiety of reporting abuse to a line manager. Everybody is subject to the same process and the same system. When the online violence is very explicit, journalists are recommended to ask a colleague to fill out the form to reduce exposure to the content.
The newsroom should be regularly informed about the existence of this form as well as who is at the receiving end.