NCSF Media Activity Report – 2018

NCSF staff members gave 30 interviews to media outlets in 2018 compared to 17 in 2017. Here are the year-by-year stats:

2018 – 30 interviews

2017 – 17 interviews

2016 – 19 interviews

2015 – 38 interviews

2014 – 32 interviews

2013 – 42 interviews

2012 – 63 interviews (Fifty Shades bump)

Susan Wright was invited to write an Op-Ed for the Guardian about consent in light of the accusations against Eric Schneiderman – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/09/eric-schneiderman-assault-allegations-kinky-sex-consent Among other media outlets, NCSF received coverage by: The Nation, The New York Times, NY Daily News, CNN, Rolling Stone magazine, HBO, Windy City Times, VICE, Golden Gate Express, Gay Star News, THEM and Metro UK.

Press Releases

NCSF issued two Calls for Action on FOSTA/SESTA and the End Banking for Sex Traffickers. We also sent out 14 press releases about issues such as: Metamour Day, the Race Bannon Advocacy Award, Survey for Kink Clinical Practice Guidelines, NCSF’s Health and Technology Survey with Dr. Cramer, and an article entitled De-Pathologization of Consensual BDSM by Susan Wright published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Guest Blogs

NCSF posted 8 Guest Blogs in 2018, including:

FOSTA/SESTA Projects

Judy and Susan worked with our sex worker allies to create SESTA/FOSTA Talking Points that were distributed to NCSF Coalition Partners. Susan participated in a Media Training by Survivors Against SESTA on Sunday April 29th. We published PR by our allies at Survivors Against SESTA about the Las Vegas Sex Workers rally on June 1st.

We posted several announcements about supporting Lobby Day and the FOSTA/SESTA protest events around the country on June 1st. Media on it included Buzzfeed:

“During Friday’s lobbying day, sex workers, armed with packets of information and talking points, fanned out across the Capitol, meeting in small groups with 28 House offices. To a casual observer, the activists clutching folders for congressional staffers and dressed in conservative business attire looked like any other constituent group making the rounds on the Hill. Similar lobbying blitzes also occurred elsewhere, including Nevada, California, and Washington state, with sex workers meeting with not only congressional staff but also with state and local officials.”

Social Media

Social Media NCSF’s social media stats at the end of 2018:

NCSF mailing list: 6,713 up from 6,528

Facebook (www.facebook.com/NCSFreedom) 5,153 page follows up from 4,347

Twitter (https://twitter.com/NCSF) 10,100 followers up from 9,631

NCSF FetLife News (https://fetlife.com/groups/439) 5,860 members up from 5,642

NCSF Consent Counts (https://fetlife.com/groups/46202 ) 2,466 members up from 2,243

Recursos NCSF en espanol (https://fetlife.com/groups/155566) 18 members

Report by Susan Wright