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Four free online plagiarism checkers

IJNet rounds up four free tools for journalists who want to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism.

IJNet | November 17, 2015

How four outlets present news-centered issues through personal essays

Vox, Time magazine and others are going beyond the op-ed to present topical issues through a personal lens. 

Dena Levitz | November 05, 2015

Successful journalists need to 'be adaptable,' says Politico’s Kara Kearns

Kara Kearns, director of operations at POLITICO, gave novice journalists tips for success at a recent George Washington University journalism conference.

Sam Berkhead | October 21, 2015

How to build your own ethics code with ONA's new crowdsourced tool

Every newsroom needs an ethics code, from legacy news organizations to startup media outlets. The Online News Association's Build Your Own Ethics Code tool helps newsrooms determine ethical policies.

Sam Berkhead | October 16, 2015

Tow Center panel examines consequences of using graphic imagery in news coverage

Where should journalists draw the line when publishing photos and video of tragic events? A panel recently discussed the ethics of graphic imagery at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Sam Berkhead | October 13, 2015

CIMA panel explores how governments can play a more active role in media development

At a recent Center for International Media Assistance panel, media development experts discussed how governments and the media can work together to create independent news environments.

Sam Berkhead | October 09, 2015

Italian analyst straddles dueling roles in journalism and research across Africa

Based in Africa for the last 12 years, Emilio E. Manfredi has published pieces in major global outlets and taken on research projects for human rights groups. Here's how he balances both gigs. 

Les Neuhaus | October 02, 2015

St. Louis Public Radio's Kelsey Proud offers tips for engaging niche audiences

During a recent NPR editorial training webinar, engagement editor Kelsey Proud outlined seven questions all journalists should ask themselves to involve their target audience.

Sam Berkhead | September 16, 2015

Q&A with Marta Monteiro: The role of illustrations in international news

The Portuguese illustrator explains the challenges of illustrating for news and how the medium of drawing can offer readers a richer understanding of what’s happening in the world.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | September 02, 2015

Puerto Rico 101: A primer for journalists new to the Boricua beat

With the island's economic crisis making headlines the world over, journalists covering this nuanced geographical and cultural beat need to master the basics. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | August 21, 2015

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