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Project Shield offers free protection for independent news sites

If you're a small, independent news publisher, you don't have to spend a fortune protecting your website from cyberattacks: apply at Project Shield and you may qualify for free online protection.

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 22, 2017

How mobile journalists can pick the right mic for their phone

With the right mic, even those without a strong background in audio journalism can record high-quality sound clips with their phone. However, finding the right mic to work with the right phone can be a struggle.

Ravi Bajpai | August 07, 2017

What four news sites learned from running crowdfunding campaigns

A series of case studies by SembraMedia looks at what worked — and what didn't — when four independent news sites decided to launch online crowdfunding campaigns. 

Jordy Meléndez | July 17, 2017

4 tips for better drone journalism stories

East African journalists who attended Code for Africa's latest drone journalism training came away with a new understanding of how to best use drones for their reporting. Here's a few lessons from the bootcamp.

Irene Wangui | May 23, 2017

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017
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How to find the right stories for compelling 360° videos

ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai outlines the three essential elements of 360° storytelling.

Maria Mora | April 17, 2017

Common 360° video mistakes and how to avoid them

ICFJ Knight Fellow Ravi Bajpai discusses how journalists can avoid some of the most common mistakes made with 360° video storytelling.

Ravi Bajpai | April 17, 2017

Tips for staying safe while covering violent protests

Given recent cases of aggression against journalists covering protests and other unrest, here's a look at some essential safety practices to remember.

Jorge Luis Sierra | March 30, 2017

How journalists can get started with GitHub

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow Miguel Paz recently released a free guide to GitHub for Spanish-speaking journalists. He spoke with IJNet about how GitHub can benefit journalists of all languages.

Ana Prieto | March 27, 2017

India innovators debate how to handle fake news

As discussed by a diverse group of media workers in India, the first step towards tackling the "fake news" problem is arguing for a more precise understanding of what this term means. 

Elyssa Pachico | March 17, 2017

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