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Rethinking news coverage of mass shootings in the age of gun violence

How can journalists cover mass shootings without encouraging future shooters?

Nicole Dahmen and Lori Shontz | September 15, 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

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 Ami Vitale: Building relationships as a photojournalist

For photojournalists, developing intimate, trusting relationships can often make a difference in getting the perfect shot. Ami Vitale, a photographer for National Geographic, discusses what's worked for her.

Mandla Chinula | November 28, 2016

Ethical Journalism Network releases new guidelines for migration coverage

A new five-point guide from the Ethical Journalism Network aims to facilitate fair, accurate coverage of global migration.

Sam Berkhead | October 20, 2016

What journalists should know before covering the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games are expected to present several unique challenges to the 30,000 journalists heading to Rio de Janeiro. These tips and resources can help.

Sam Berkhead | August 03, 2016

Guest blog: How to improve coverage of rape in India

In the wake of the high-profile December 2012 gang rape case in India, the media made a number of mistakes in its coverage. Here's how these mistakes can be avoided in the future.

Sahar Majid | July 20, 2016

The most essential skills you need to get a job in journalism

How to snag the journalism job you want, Russia’s press freedom climate and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | April 29, 2016

Advice for interviewing refugees with respect and compassion

As the current refugee crisis continues to make headlines, how can journalists interview refugees without bringing up the horror, shock and fear they've experienced? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 25, 2016

WITNESS releases guidelines for ethically using eyewitness video footage

What do journalists need to know before using eyewitness footage as part of their coverage? A new guide from WITNESS breaks down the most important ethical issues.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2016

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