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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

Poynter instructor offers 12 basic tips for interviewing

Basic interviewing and note-taking techniques, ways to improve environmental reporting and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | August 21, 2015

Huffington Post launches Arabic version, promises to protect contributors

HuffPost Arabi launched Monday as the 14th localized version of the popular news and opinion site.

Natasha Tynes | July 31, 2015

Flickr’s Commons expands international resources for journalists

Whether it's for research, adding a visual to a story or finding a story idea, journalists can tap into The Commons, which makes the world's public photography archives freely available to everyone. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | July 23, 2015

Violence against journalists: finding the media’s role in reporting press freedom violations

A group of students from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs conducted a cross-country study on how the press cover journalists safety. 

Carolina Morais Araujo | July 15, 2015

Tips from the Solutions Journalism Network: How journalists can focus on more than just problems

The Solutions Journalism Network held its first webinar in a monthly series and shared tips on how journalists can find solutions-based stories.

Will True | July 09, 2015

Making the most of your data as a journalist

Associate Professor Jeff South of Virginia Commonwealth University shares five steps to effectively communicate with data journalism.

Alexandra Ludka | July 07, 2015

Trademarks of the millennial journalist: Going beyond the article

Here we profile several skills and tasks that are becoming trademark for a new-school digital native who’s either going beyond the article or expounding upon it with new bells and whistles.

Dena Levitz | June 16, 2015

CIMA panel: Journalists need more training in diversity to overcome 'black and white' reporting

A recent panel hosted by the Center for International Media Assistance and the Media Diversity Institute examined how journalists can conduct inclusive reporting, even on deadline. 

Margaret Looney | June 12, 2015

WAN-IFRA's Trends in Newsrooms report: Five small outlets innovating in big ways

These newsrooms are profiled in the last chapter of the 103-page examination of the nine top newsroom trends of 2015. 

Margaret Looney | June 05, 2015

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