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Citizen Journalism

For international news coverage, fixers are increasingly essential

What is a fixer — and why are they such a necessity for journalists today? Here's a look at the ins and outs of this essential, yet oft-overlooked job.

Jéssica Cruz | May 09, 2017

Consortium offers 'lifeline' for at-risk journalists

How journalists and news organizations working in high-risk environments can seek out the Lifeline Embattled CSO Fund for a variety of services.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 12, 2017

Insurance plan offers protection for freelancers and fixers in dangerous environments

How freelancers, fixers and reporters everywhere can use Insurance for Journalists, an inexpensive insurance policy designed with journalists in mind.

Daria Sukharchuk | March 21, 2017

Profiles in mobile journalism: Where citizens fit

What role are citizens playing in the growing mobile journalism movement? Around the world, they're using their phones to bolster newsgathering and bring about a new angle to storytelling.

Clothilde Goujard | November 10, 2016

Syrian independent media continues to evolve amid civil war

Independent media finds new means of survival in Syria, staff shakeups at VICE News and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | June 03, 2016

RioOnWatch launches guide to encourage nuanced news coverage of Rio de Janeiro Olympics

As tens of thousands of journalists prepare to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, RioOnWatch has released the Olympics Resources for Journalists to promote balanced, accurate coverage of the city.

Sheila Taylor | May 18, 2016

ONA’s social newsgathering ethics code highlights ethical guidelines, best practices

Social newsgathering has its own complex set of potential ethical pitfalls, from verification to giving credit to the content creator. Here’s how ONA’s new ethics code can help.

IJNet | April 07, 2016

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

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