Media Resources

The drug war is incredibly complex and impacts our communities in many ways. When reporting on drug-related issues, it’s important to stay grounded in the facts, and consider potential benefits and harms that could come from your story.

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Below are some important resources to help guide you in your work.

Oregon Drug Decriminalization (Measure 110)- Everything you need to know about Measure 110, which made Oregon the first state in the nation to decriminalize small possession of all drugs and greatly expand access to addiction services and social supports.

Changing the Narrative(CTN)- CTN is a network of reporters, researchers, academics, and advocates helping journalists and opinion leaders provide accurate, humane and scientifically grounded information. This includes a style-guide on destigmatizing language.

Photography Considerations- “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And that couldn’t be truer when it comes to drugs. Here are some things to consider when selecting photos for your story.

Everything Media Needs to Know About Fentanyl- There is a lot of hysteria around fentanyl that often leads to misinformation being perpetuated in the media. It’s important to have the facts, rather than repackaging law enforcement press releases.

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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