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Crowdsourcing coverage of hurricane recovery in the Caribbean

A new crowdsourcing media effort in the Caribbean is utilizing citizen journalism to document hurricane recovery efforts. 

Farah Mohammed | November 06, 2017

Journalism safety wiki tracks press freedom groups worldwide

A new website allows journalists to compare and contrast organizations worldwide that aim to protect media workers from threats.

Taylor Mulcahey | September 06, 2017

App empowers Kenya’s citizen reporters to document breaking news

Kenya's biggest news organizations are developing apps to allow citizens to contribute footage and generate stories of their own.

Catherine Gicheru | August 18, 2017

For international news coverage, fixers are increasingly essential

What is a fixer — and why are they such a necessity for journalists today? Here's a look at the ins and outs of this essential, yet oft-overlooked job.

Jéssica Cruz | May 09, 2017

Free app Pocket Reporter aims to help aspiring journalists gather information

For citizens and aspiring journalists, knowing the right questions to ask while gathering news information can be a challenge. That's where Pocket Reporter, a free and open source app, comes in.

Raymond Joseph | December 06, 2016

Profiles in mobile journalism: Where citizens fit

What role are citizens playing in the growing mobile journalism movement? Around the world, they're using their phones to bolster newsgathering and bring about a new angle to storytelling.

Clothilde Goujard | November 10, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative journalism tools “stolen” at conference

Knight Fellows speak at IRE, Pakistani news station adopts Facebook Live and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | July 01, 2016

For media organizations, eyewitness content can be a competitive advantage

Increasingly, news outlets can use eyewitness content to their advantage — it's all a matter of knowing where to find it and how to fairly compensate those who create it.

Chia Lun Huang | March 30, 2016

CrowdVoice.by connects journalists with verified protest footage

A look at how journalists can use CrowdVoice.by — a new platform that curates, amplifies and verifies eyewitness footage — to tell crucial, underreported stories.

Sam Berkhead | March 18, 2016

Women’s Reporting Point helps women journalists report safety threats

A new safety platform for women journalists, Fresco News’ Fox partnership and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 11, 2016

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