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Journalists across the globe see ‘fake news’ as a shape-shifting monster

ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatesh talked to journalists and fact-checkers in a half-dozen countries about how misinformation evolves as it travels across the web — and what can be done about it.

H R Venkatesh | June 27, 2017

Real news about fake news: The real cost of spreading misinformation

Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 16, 2017

To combat misinformation, media must strengthen international coverage and partnerships

At a recent ICFJ panel, leading media figures argued that supporting quality reporting worldwide and forging news partnerships will be key to solving the fake news crisis.

Joyce Barnathan, ICFJ | May 23, 2017

Documentary tracks singer's fight for gender equality in Afghanistan

Through her talk show and singing career, Mozhdah Jamalzadah is blazing a trail of free expression and gender equality in Afghanistan.

Lucas Aykroyd | May 08, 2017

UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, a new study from UNESCO looks at the threats journalists and their sources face in the digital space — and the legal protections that exist to protect them.

Sam Berkhead | May 03, 2017

Advice for journalists researching scholarly studies and reports

How can journalists be sure they're citing research that is rooted in fact? Consulting these two tip sheets from Journalist's Resource can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 26, 2017

What makes a successful solutions journalism story?

At the recent International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, panelists outlined the essential elements of solutions journalism reporting.

Daria Sukharchuk | April 18, 2017

Global journalism initiative to uncover politicians’ tax returns

How the Tax Disclosure Project, an international network of investigative journalists, is working to bring greater transparency to public figures' taxes.

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 24, 2017

Improve your national security, terrorism reporting with these databases

The University of Maryland's START initiative and the Center on National Security offer helpful research and databases for journalists covering global terrorism and national security issues.

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 06, 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

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