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Basic Journalism

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

Technology may blur lines between journalism and activism

In this week's CIMA Digital Media Mash Up, an author debates how technology is changing journalism's role in activism, Instagram overtakes Twitter in audience engagement and more. 

IJNet | December 19, 2014

What's missing from the Arab press

As op-eds infiltrate Arab newspapers and online news, academic and journalist Daoud Kuttab explains why investigative and human-interest stories have been few and far between in the Arab press.

Daoud Kuttab | December 11, 2014

10 Google tools investigative reporters can use to find information

Journalists can use these tools and techniques to find story ideas, uncover data sets, keep up to date on their beat and more. 

Suchit Chávez | December 04, 2014

Journalists can use TRAILS to separate fact and fiction on Twitter

In this week's Digital Media Mash Up by the Center for International Media Assistance, a new tool helps journalists determine fact from fiction on Twitter, a new project follows the trend of topic-specific news sites and more.

IJNet | November 21, 2014

Deutsche Welle aims to reach a global audience

Based in Germany, international broadcaster Deutsche Welle produces content in 30 different languages, including Arabic. IJNet spoke with the news organization's head of distribution for Africa and the Middle East.

إسماعيل عزام | November 12, 2014

Editor of Nigeria's Sunday Punch shares tips for fostering newsroom excellence

Knight International Journalism Award winner Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye offers advice to other editors for keeping the newsroom competitive, creative and well-rounded.

Ashley Nguyen | November 09, 2014

Six opportunities to apply for in October

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 October. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

IJNet | September 28, 2014

Al Jazeera's AJ+ targets millennials through "engagement, platform and editorial"

Al Jazeera launches a new app, serious reporting thrives on the Internet and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 19, 2014

'Throw away great content' and other surprising lessons from Marrakech Story Camp

Here are tips for producing stories that create an impact while avoiding the potential pitfalls of a large, ambitious journalism project.

Tosin Sulaiman | September 15, 2014