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Journalist of the month: Jessica Buchleitner

Jessica Buchleitner shares her experience as a global journalist and author.

Ashley Nguyen | May 29, 2015

A crowdfunded project that’s part Yelp for freelancers, part pitching agency

The digital hub will give freelancers a place to share publications’ payment rates and contracts, rate individual editors and create a model to better sell story pitches.

Dena Levitz | May 22, 2015

How freelancers are funding independent journalism with Contributoria

Four independent journalists weigh in on the pros and cons of the platform.

Julie Schwietert Collazo | May 04, 2015

Journalists in danger zones face harsh choice: death or self-censorship

Journalists throughout Latin America are being threatened, kidnapped and murdered. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra shares ways journalists can stay safe.

Jorge Luis Sierra | April 13, 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

Six journalism opportunities to apply for in April

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 April. 

IJNet | March 20, 2015

Journalist of the month: Shaun Swingler

This month, we feature South African freelance multimedia journalist Shaun Swingler, who reports mostly on crime and social issues from his base in Cape Town.

Jessica Weiss | March 16, 2015

Tools for planning high-risk reporting assignments

The Rory Peck Trust offers resources including templates for assessing risk, crafting a communications plan and filing a proof of life document. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 09, 2015

Global coalition sets safety standards for freelance journalists

Media watchdogs, freelance journalists and major news outlets released the guidelines both for freelancers and newsrooms that commission their work, and so far 30 organizations have signed on. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 25, 2015

Tumblr drives major traffic for news site Mic

How Mic uses Tumblr to generate traffic, Twitter launches Tweetdeck Teams, freelancers face a tough market and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 20, 2015

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