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How social media improves disaster journalism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the social media capitals of the world. Recently, its citizens have taken their love for social media a step further, using it to report the news and spread information.

Makoi Popioco | December 17, 2015

Advice for journalists covering natural disasters

A group of panelists offers quick tips for reporting on natural disasters at the 2015 Global Investigative Journalism Conference.

Parul Goswami | November 11, 2015

New York Times' Sona Patel: Planning and curation are key to real-time coverage

Although breaking news events can be chaotic, the process for covering them live on social media and the web doesn't have to be. Here are coverage tips from the New York Times staff editor for social media.

Claritza Jimenez | May 05, 2014

A guide to using social media to report breaking news--without getting burned

The European Journalism Centre's new Verification Handbook is a free, online, "definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage."

Margaret Looney | January 28, 2014

How news outlets tracked Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath

Media outlets tracked the storm and its aftermath with every tool available, from live chats to interactive maps.

Lindsay Kalter | October 30, 2012

Resources for covering Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, which has already killed more than 60 people in the Caribbean, could endanger 50 million as it hits the U.S. East Coast Monday, moves inland and collides with a winter storm. Here are useful resources for covering the storm and its aftermath.

Maite Fernandez | October 29, 2012

How the earthquake kickstarted social media at Japanese newspapers

Japan's newspapers expanded their role of serving the community by using social media in the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

James Breiner | May 30, 2012

A new toolkit for journalists covering human rights issues

Internews recently released a web resource titled "Speak up, speak out: A toolkit for reporting on human rights issues." Here are IJNet's main takeaways.

Margaret Looney | March 23, 2012

Top resources for reporting on Hurricane Irene, aftermath

Here are IJNet's top picks for covering Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

Maite Fernandez | August 29, 2011

Five tips for journalists covering trauma

Reporting on trauma takes a combination of sensitivity and savvy. Here are five tips from Radio for Peacebuilding Africa's comprehensive new guidebook, "Covering Trauma."

IJNet Staff | July 21, 2011

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