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7 reasons why editors reject story pitches

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

Farah 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

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

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