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Checklist for freelance reporters: 'Fortune favors the bold, especially those with a sound plan'

Freelance journalists working abroad need to be able to capture a story at a moment's notice. Award-winning foreign correspondent Jason Motlagh shares his checklist for success.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 19, 2016

More overlooked outlets where you can pitch your work

Find new online media outlets for your byline in this week's TechCorner, produced by HackPack.press.

HackPack.press | December 16, 2016

9 summer journalism internships to apply for over your winter break

Need to find a summer internship fast? You still have time to apply to one of these nine paid internship opportunities at newsrooms across the U.S.

IJNet | December 12, 2016

Free app Pocket Reporter aims to help aspiring journalists gather information

For citizens and aspiring journalists, knowing the right questions to ask while gathering news information can be a challenge. That's where Pocket Reporter, a free and open source app, comes in.

Raymond Joseph | December 06, 2016

Tell us what you think about IJNet

How do you use IJNet to further your career? How can IJNet be better? Take a few minutes to fill out our reader survey and you could win an Amazon gift card worth US$50.

IJNet | December 05, 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

7 reasons why editors reject story pitches

How to improve your freelance pitches in this week's TechCorner, produced by HackPack.press.

Farahnaz Mohammed | September 27, 2016

The best apps for bookmarking web pages

Apps to help journalists reduce their number of browser tabs and save web content for later in this week's TechCorner, produced by HackPack.press.

IJNet | September 15, 2016

What every journalist should know about anonymous sources

When is it appropriate for journalists to grant a source anonymity? What ethical concerns should be kept in mind with anonymous sources? Here are some tips from ONA, the Society of Professional Journalists and more.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 02, 2016

Veteran journalists offer job-hunting tips for recent graduates

What do today's journalism grads need to know about nabbing that first job out of school? IJNet asks seasoned reporters, producers and editors for their best tips and guidance.

Dena Levitz | July 26, 2016

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