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Tips and resources for covering terrorism

Reporting on terrorism and terrorist attacks poses a number of acute challenges to journalists. Here are free resources that can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 14, 2017

The top 3 ethical challenges journalists will face in 2017

From responsibly covering problematic officials' statements to dealing with graphic imagery, journalists will face plenty of ethical challenges in 2017. A new Ethical Journalism Network report offers guidance.

Elyssa Pachico | February 10, 2017

How 'slow' journalism brings depth and nuance to complex stories

By spending more time on stories than is typical, journalists are allowing themselves to give complex beats the in-depth coverage they deserve.

Clothilde Goujard | February 09, 2017

Media outlets see opportunities to move beyond the echo chamber after US elections

In a recent Knight Foundation panel, journalists from FiveThirtyEight, Associated Press and USA Today discussed how the media can learn from its mistakes made during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Auguste Yung | February 08, 2017

Taking on Trump: What journalists need to know about covering a new administration

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, special correspondent at AJ+, and Rafa Fernández, consultant for Mexico and Latin America at Fusion, outlined strategies for journalists covering U.S. President Donald Trump in a live chat.

The 19 Million Project and 6 Degrees | February 06, 2017

Tips for media outlets looking to counter hate speech against migrants, refugees

With anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise in many countries, a group of journalists and officials discussed how the media can report on migrants and refugees more ethically.

Patrick Butler | February 03, 2017

Q&A with Jacopo Ottaviani: Advice for journalists working on longform cross-border projects

ICFJ Knight Fellow and data journalist Jacopo Ottaviani discusses the longform collaborative data journalism project Lungs of the Earth and offers tips for working on similar projects. 

Auguste Yung | February 03, 2017

Lessons from Russia: How fake news and misinformation distract journalists

ICFJ Knight Fellow John Kluver discusses how, in the age of misinformation, fact-checking creates an added layer of work and risk for journalists.

John Kluver | February 02, 2017

The truth-seeker’s toolbox: How journalists can debunk false facts on their own

A wide range of fact-checking organizations have sprung up around the world to combat misinformation — but using this technique, journalists can fact-check any claim on their own.

Adi Eyal | February 01, 2017

How to tell compelling stories about health issues

Past winners of the Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest recently shared tips and insights into producing effective health journalism.

Sam Berkhead | January 31, 2017

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