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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

How to report on Cuba responsibly

Schwietert Collazo shares five standout tips from her and Havana-based journalist Conner Gorry's recent workshop on reporting in Cuba. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | May 08, 2015

Report well-rounded stories with 'constructive journalism'

The founder of the Constructive Journalism Project offers tips on the practice.

Dena Levitz | May 04, 2015

Ten tips for reporters covering elections worldwide

Sullivan rounds up tips from a recent election-reporting workshop held in Yangon, Myanmar, though the advice is applicable to covering elections around the world. 

Marguerite Hoxie Sullivan | April 27, 2015

How to pitch story ideas: tips from journalists

Ricchiardi rounds up tips from editors and freelancers on crafting the perfect sell for your next piece. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 09, 2015

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

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