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Tips for using narrative story elements in your reporting

Buttry urges journalists to think beyond the lede and embrace storytelling techniques to give your next piece some color.

Steve Buttry | April 07, 2015

Tips for producing the perfect news video

Professor Judd Slivka of the Missouri School of Journalism offers tips to news editors searching for a strong multimedia component.

Judd Slivka | March 19, 2015

New site Efecto Cocuyo takes on independent reporting in Venezuela

The independent, community-driven news venture in Venezuela aims to tell the stories no one else will. 

Jessica Weiss | March 18, 2015

Make your story stronger by writing during reporting process

Digital media trainer Steve Buttry shares how writing as you report can aid your work process and generate a clearer story.

Steve Buttry | March 13, 2015

Five journalism opportunities to apply for in March

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in March. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

IJNet | February 19, 2015

Land your first broadcast job with these tips for creating a resume reel

Reel Reporting offers workshops for job-seeking broadcast journalists, helping them to shoot their demo reels for prospective employers. Co-founder Stephanie Tsoflias offers a few tips here.   

Margaret Looney | February 09, 2015

Tips and tools for journalists to brand themselves

In the era of job cuts and the digital overtake of traditional media roles, it's becoming more important than ever for journalists to stand out.

Natasha Tynes | January 29, 2015

Five journalism opportunities to apply for in February

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in February. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

IJNet | January 22, 2015

Solutions Journalism Network launches free toolkit

Journalists can learn how to report on the solutions to a social issue, rather than reporting solely on the problem. 

Ashley Nguyen | January 14, 2015

Top advice of the year from our journalists of the month

Each month, IJNet features a journalist of the month, and we always ask the same question: “What advice do you have for journalists?” We've rounded up their words of wisdom here.

IJNet | December 30, 2014

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