Specialist areas of work and services:
The Irina Project (TIP) analyzes media representations of sex trafficking and provides resources for accurate and responsible coverage of the issue.
Experience, Background and Services:
Dr. Johnston and her co-director, Dr Barbara Friedman, conduct research on the role and performance of media in raising awareness about trafficking. In addition to presenting research in scholarly settings, they provide consultation, training, trafficking related data, and journalism best practices to news professionals, victim-service providers and trafficking survivors.