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For media organizations, eyewitness content can be a competitive advantage

Increasingly, news outlets can use eyewitness content to their advantage — it's all a matter of knowing where to find it and how to fairly compensate those who create it.

Chia Lun Huang | March 30, 2016

Three takeaways from USIP’s Arab media panel

In the five years since the Arab Spring, how has the media's role evolved throughout the Arab world? A panel of experts from BBC Media Action, George Washington University and Al Hayat recently discussed.

Fatima Bahja | March 29, 2016

CrowdVoice.by connects journalists with verified protest footage

A look at how journalists can use CrowdVoice.by — a new platform that curates, amplifies and verifies eyewitness footage — to tell crucial, underreported stories.

Sam Berkhead | March 18, 2016

Inside Newzulu’s plans to become the go-to platform for verified, crowdsourced content

By verifying citizen and freelance journalism before distributing it, Newzulu is a news wire that aims toward a more innovative business model, says Laura Placide, editor-in-chief.

Dena Levitz | March 02, 2016

What journalists need to know about covering racial injustice

In the era of Black Lives Matter, what must journalists do to fairly cover racial injustice? According to investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, data may play a more important role than you think.

Kasia Kovacs | February 22, 2016

Despite advances, violence against journalists in Colombia persists

Last year, violence against Colombia's journalists rose by 40 percent. Pedro Vaca, director of FLIP, explains what can be done to reduce this aggression.

Anna-Catherine Brigida | February 16, 2016

WITNESS releases guidelines for ethically using eyewitness video footage

What do journalists need to know before using eyewitness footage as part of their coverage? A new guide from WITNESS breaks down the most important ethical issues.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2016

How social media improves disaster journalism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the social media capitals of the world. Recently, its citizens have taken their love for social media a step further, using it to report the news and spread information.

Makoi Popioco | December 17, 2015

'Publishing for Peanuts' report provides guide for innovating media startups worldwide

The Open Society Foundations and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs report highlights best practices for journalism startups, looking at 35 media startups around the globe.

Kristen Grennan, Columbia University, SIPA | November 25, 2015
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ICFJ Knight roundup: Vatican Radio highlights The 19 Million Project to tell refugees' stories

Vatican Radio speaks to former ICFJ Knight Fellow Mariana Santos, Impact Africa offers a new opportunity for journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | November 13, 2015

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