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How digital fixers can bring journalists closer to online communities

What it means to be a digital fixer, WhatsApp’s ability to access users’ information and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 11, 2016

Tanzania offers lessons for journalists facing censorship

In Tanzania, journalists are working to find a balance between being cautious about stories and avoiding self-censorship.

Omar Mohammed | August 09, 2016

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

How Tanzanian journalists use WhatsApp to report the news

A growing number of Tanzanian journalists are leveraging WhatsApp's popularity and turning it into a tool for finding breaking stories.

Omar Mohammed | May 27, 2016

Will this year see the rise of the chat bots?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how the media will be able to harness this new technology. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | January 12, 2016

How The Guardian plans to lead the mobile news revolution

The Guardian spurs mobile news innovation, The Times of India makes WhatsApp use a priority and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | November 20, 2015

Snapchat Discover prompts newsrooms to think mobile-first

Trushar Barot discusses Snapchat's new Discover feature, other examples of newsrooms using chat apps around the world, and how analytics fit in to these experiments. 

Natasha Tynes | February 05, 2015

How journalists used social media to cover the biggest news events of 2014

From Vine to WhatsApp to Reddit, here are some of the most interesting ways reporters used (and misused) social media to cover the major headlines of the year. 

Jessica Weiss | December 19, 2014

ProPublica experiments with WhatsApp to engage Liberian citizens around latest investigation

After launching its investigation on the American company Firestone's role in Liberia's civil wars in the 1990s, the news site is using the chat app to start a conversation around the story.

Margaret Looney | November 24, 2014

BBC News tests video distribution using chat app Line

Line users have access to higher data plans than other chat apps, making BBC's first international news presence on a chat app more video-friendly.

Margaret Looney | September 16, 2014

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