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Five transcription tools and apps every journalist can use

A look at some of the best free tools and apps to make transcribing interviews easier in this week's TechCorner, produced by HackPack.press.

IJNet | July 22, 2016

The most innovative ways that newsrooms covered Brexit

Newsrooms reacted to the U.K.'s vote to the leave the European Union by experimenting with storytelling techniques and other creative ways to cover breaking news.

Elyssa Pachico | June 29, 2016

Media coalition pushes to increase safety for freelance journalists

A coalition of news companies and journalist organizations is aiming to increase awareness of global safety standards for freelance journalists with a new website. 

Elyssa Pachico | June 28, 2016

In defense of old-school reporting tactics in the age of data journalism

ICFJ Knight Fellow Christopher Guess explains why data journalism technologies will never replace tried-and-true journalism skills.

Christopher Guess | May 17, 2016

CIIJ releases journalistic style guide for writing about diversity

The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism’s Diversity Style Guide offers useful definitions and guidelines for journalists writing about today’s multifaceted, complex society.

Sam Berkhead | May 10, 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

Project pairs Costa Rican student journalists with experienced mentors

Punto y Aparte is a new network of student and experienced journalists in Costa Rica that will produce high-quality stories on social issues that often go ignored in the country's media.

Jessica Weiss | March 21, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

Pitch to IJNet

Want to become an IJNet contributor? We’ve made it easier than ever. Anyone from anywhere in the world can now write and publish an IJNet post.

IJNet | February 08, 2016

Q&A with Calle2's Ana Magalhães: Bringing new Latin American perspectives to Brazil

Brazilian journalist Ana Magalhães discusses Calle2, the digital magazine she hopes will "offer a new view of Latin America" to Brazil's readers.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | January 07, 2016

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