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Advice for journalists working with traumatic imagery

Journalists are increasingly subject to graphic, potentially traumatic images in their line of work. Here's what reporters and their managers need to know as a result.

Clothilde Goujard | April 11, 2017

When should photojournalists intervene while reporting breaking news?

Is it ever a photojournalist's responsibility to step in and help their subjects in need? South African photojournalist James Oatway shared his thoughts.

Mandla Chinula | April 06, 2017

UNESCO publishes timely primer for covering terrorism

How journalists can use UNESCO's "Terrorism and the Media" handbook to aid their reporting on terrorist attacks.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 05, 2017

Insurance plan offers protection for freelancers and fixers in dangerous environments

How freelancers, fixers and reporters everywhere can use Insurance for Journalists, an inexpensive insurance policy designed with journalists in mind.

Daria Sukharchuk | March 21, 2017

At-risk journalists can turn to 'Emergencies Response Team' for help

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new team meant to help journalists operating in some of the world's most dangerous areas, alongside a report describing the risks faced by media workers. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 24, 2017

‘Salama’ app helps to keep journalists safe

ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra created Salama, a free risk assessment app, to help journalists mitigate digital and physical security threats.

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 17, 2017

CPJ issues media safety advisory for covering US presidential inauguration

Ahead of the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a set of safety guidelines for journalists planning to cover the event — an unprecedented move.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 19, 2017

Top media trends to watch out for in 2017

After 2016, a year of flux and upheaval in journalism, take a look at some of our predictions for journalism trends in 2017. 

Elyssa Pachico | January 05, 2017

How photojournalists can be less intimidating on assignment

For photojournalists working in public areas or high-risk situations, keeping a low profile is especially important. Photographers from AFP, the Associated Press and more share their tips.

Mandla Chinula | November 21, 2016

The basics of phishing attacks: What journalists need to know to stay safe

Understanding how hackers operate is the first step to protecting your phone or computer from a cyberattack. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | October 26, 2016

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