How to counter 'poverty fatigue' when covering development and health

South African journalist Rebecca Davis, winner of the African Story Challenge's health reporting contest, talks about what it takes to draw in readers.

IJNet | May 21, 2014

Five global journalism opportunities to apply for in April

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in April.

IJNet | March 27, 2014

Africa’s newsrooms experiment with charging for data

With traditional advertising no longer a sustainable business model, news outlets are experimenting with alternatives. A new one is on the rise: data as revenue.

Margaret Looney | March 12, 2014

Science journalist shares tips for reporting on food and agriculture

Science journalist Aleszu Bajak, a 2013-2014 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, talks with IJNet about where to start looking for stories, food topics that deserve more coverage and work that inspires him.

Jessica Weiss | February 21, 2014

What reporters need to know about covering health systems

Reporters should examine health care systems in developing countries more critically, says veteran health reporter Declan Okpalaeke. Here’s how.

Declan Okpalaeke | February 03, 2014

Women in India use mobile news service to report incidents of rape

A community news outlet is giving a voice to victims of rape in a country where that crime is often swept under the rug.

Margaret Looney | November 27, 2013

New site will be a 'one-stop shop' for reporters covering health in Africa

Reporters who cover health in Africa have a new way to sharpen their understanding of the beat and connect with others in the field: the African Health Journalists Association website.

Jessica Weiss | November 05, 2013

Telling the story of development in Africa

A program of reporting grants is spurring the publication of compelling stories on agriculture and food security in Africa.

Jessica Weiss | October 08, 2013

Health reporters must go beyond facts to find the “gem of the story"

Health journalists face several challenges: developing stories that demand attention, relay information on science and policy in a way that grabs and holds their audiences, and doing it in a media landscape of competing priorities.

Antigone Barton | July 03, 2013

Story contest aims to boost health coverage

The African Story Challenge offers US$2,000 to US$20,000 reporting grants for investigative, digital and data-driven stories.

Jessica Weiss | May 28, 2013