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How journalists can avoid being manipulated by trolls seeking to spread disinformation

In a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism, researcher Joan Donovan shared four "source-hacking" techniques that trolls use to trick the media into publishing false information.

Patrick Butler | April 23, 2018

Journalistic platform to investigate crimes of social leaders and fate of former FARC rebels

Journalists from two media groups came together to investigate, build databases and shed light on issues related to the difficult peace process in Colombia.

Fabiola Torres López | April 16, 2018

Students in ICFJ, UN Foundation program use multimedia to tell compelling development stories

During a program from ICFJ and the United Nations Foundation, 20 journalism students from the Washington, D.C. area gathered for three days to improve their ability to report on development issues.

IJNet | March 30, 2018

Interviews with digital entrepreneurs reveal tips for media startups

Digiday has a weekly podcast about the business of digital media. Two recent interviews with founders of startups had nuggets of wisdom applicable to any media startup.

James Breiner | March 29, 2018

Global Editors Network to launch online data journalism hub

The Global Editors Network is launching an online hub to centralize data journalism work happening around the world.

Taylor Mulcahey | March 12, 2018

Virtual reality creates ethical challenges for journalists

As virtual and augmented reality become popular for use in journalism, it raises questions about transparency, visual manipulation and what might happen if dishonest organizations produce fake VR reports.

Angelo Paura, MediaShift | March 09, 2018

5 social media trends for journalists to watch in the Middle East

The use of social media continues to evolve in the Middle East and North Africa, so what does it look like today? And what can we expect to see in the future?

Damian Radcliffe and Amanda Lam | March 07, 2018

Compass News hopes to become a leading app for young, non-news junkies

Born out of a listening tour around universities in the U.K., Compass News curates top stories for a young audience of non-news junkies. Their next challenge will be expanding to new markets, including the U.S.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | March 02, 2018

5 no-nonsense career strategies for digital journalists

Digital journalism jobs are unstable — but ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatash gives advice on how to become "so good they can’t ignore you."

H R Venkatesh | March 01, 2018

How a local newsroom in Brazil learned to track its impact

This digital-first, Brazilian newsroom uses an impact-tracking tool designed by ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos to gain a more accurate and meaningful measure of impact beyond the number of clicks. 

Sam Berkhead | February 26, 2018

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