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How the Middle East uses social media: 5 key trends

Six years after the Arab Spring, the Middle East's social media and internet usage has changed drastically. These trends can help anyone working in the region better identify their audience.

Damian Radcliffe | May 18, 2017

Ranking the best encryption apps for journalists

Each encryption app has different features for journalists to take advantage of, but some are better than others. The Reynolds Journalism Institute's Futures Lab ranked them from best to worst.

Marlee Baldridge, Reynolds Journalism Institute | April 14, 2017

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

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