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Online tool allows citizens in crisis to bear witness, report the news

When violence broke out in Kenya following the nation's highly disputed December 2007 presidential election, concerned Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh began blogging exhaustively about the situation on the ground and highlighting the concerns and hopes of her people.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | September 19, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Knight fellow: 'Journalists are vital in educating public on climate change'

Recently, Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discussed media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. Dr. Pachauri also leads the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Jessica Weiss | August 26, 2008

Resources available to help journalists report on climate change

A new Reuters AlertNet online training module aims to help journalists in the developing world cover climate change. The free, 45-minute course gives an overview of some of the pitfalls journalists may face, as well as suggests story ideas.

Jessica Weiss | August 19, 2008

Guidelines for Peace Reporting

The Institute on War and Peace Reporting

Six Duties

I. Duty to understand conflict:

A. We have an obligation to study and understand conflict and conflict resolution generally before reporting on it.

Nina | August 14, 2008

Taking Care of Yourself

Journalists who are exposed to catastrophe may themselves develop symptoms of primary trauma, through experiencing or witnessing disastrous events, or losing someone close to them.

Anne Nelson, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD, University of Cincinnati | June 27, 2008

The Bloomberg Way: 10 Commandments for Business Reporters

Being the best requires precision in language, scrupulous attention to detail, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, persistence in getting any task accomplished, no matter how daunting, the humility to recognize that none of us is infallible, and the decency to address anyone and everyone with concern and kindness.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

Putting the Jargon into Context

Never write a story directly from a press release. This is a bad idea for any type of story, but some reporters are tempted to take economic reports or corporate reports at face value because of the often complex financial information presented. Always call a variety of knowledgeable sources, such as economists, analysts and experts to help you determine the story behind the press release.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

Are Reporters Prepared to Cover a Disaster?

1) Do they know their subject? If the answer is no, consider sending your reporters to seminars that help them to understand the subject of the story or, bring experts into the newsroom to conduct a lunch-time discussion.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

Tips for Sound Business Writing

Eight simple tips for working or aspiring business reporters.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

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