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Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

4 tips for engaging audiences on Snapchat

Snapchat is becoming an increasingly popular way to deliver the news — but it doesn't have to be a one-way street. Here are some simple tips to get your audiences more involved instantly.

Mignon Fogarty | July 04, 2016

Seven ways technology is changing the way news is created and consumed

Tech’s evolving role in newsmaking, Facebook’s live video push and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | June 24, 2016

CPJ notes security risks for Iranian journalists using Telegram

In Iran, mobile messaging app Telegram is a popular tool for sharing information. However, the Commitee to Protect Journalists finds this platform could pose risks for Iran’s journalists.

Sam Berkhead | June 14, 2016

How Tanzanian journalists use WhatsApp to report the news

A growing number of Tanzanian journalists are leveraging WhatsApp's popularity and turning it into a tool for finding breaking stories.

Omar Mohammed | May 27, 2016

Quartz's Atlas becomes open platform for building charts, data visualizations

Atlas, Quartz’s in-house tool for creating simple, mobile-friendly charts and other data visualizations, will now be available to anyone in the world to use.

Sam Berkhead | May 12, 2016

With #12 app, Switzerland's Tamedia creates open dialogue with readers

Tamedia's #12 app is adding a unique touch to the mobile experience by providing readers with a variety of hand-curated content.

Valérie Arnould | May 09, 2016

IJNet Arabic launches third mentoring center for media startups in the MENA region

Media entrepreneurs in the MENA region can apply for the MENA Campus 2016 program.

Madonna Khafaja | April 22, 2016

The Listening Post uses GroundSource to reach users ‘in one fell swoop’

Using GroundSource, a phone-based messaging platform, New Orleans' The Listening Post has created a two-way dialogue with its listeners to more closely engage with the communities it serves.

Dena Levitz | April 20, 2016

Mobile app helps Azerbaijani TV station push the news out

Can mobile news platforms help free press survive? Learn how ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Guess launched iOS and Android apps for the last independent news outlet in Azerbaijan.

Christopher Guess | March 17, 2016

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