How to craft a communications plan for high-risk reporting assignments

Any journalist working on assignment should put in place a solid communications plan. But for freelancers “going it alone,” it’s a potential life-saver. Here are some key things to consider when completing yours.

Andrew Ford Lyons | November 28, 2014

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Code for Africa, Open Knowledge offer fellowships [Africa]

Individuals who want to help build African governments and societies that are more accountable to citizens can submit their ideas.

Investigative journalism contest open [Worldwide]

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is seeking nominations for its prizes recognizing journalism produced, published or broadcast in 2014.

Sports film festival launched [Worldwide]

Filmmakers are invited to submit their documentaries and feature films to a festival in Moscow.

Course on photojournalism for news agencies open [Peru]

The chief photographer of Agence France-Press in Chile, Martín Bernetti, will cover the daily work of a photojournalist at this workshop in Lima.

Storytelling video contest open [Brazil]

The contest Affective Maps of the City invites anyone to submit a one-minute video about their city.

Photography competition open [Worldwide]

Photographers ages 18 and older can compete for the Terry O’Neill Photography Award.


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