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From the internet to paper: a digital platform’s experiment to raise awareness on human rights

An investigative digital media outlet is raising awareness about past violations of human rights in Peru —and is utilizing print to reach wider audiences. 

Belén Arce Terceros | November 07, 2017

6 tips for protecting your mental health when reporting on trauma

Traumatic events can be challenging to cover. The following techniques can help journalists build their own resiliency and learn how to report sensibly on trauma-related issues.

Arun Karki | November 01, 2017

Atlas Obscura is using virtual reality to transport readers to the world’s distant, exotic locations

The travel blog Atlas Obscura has built its brand around helping people discover the world. Now it's helping people discover the world through virtual reality. 

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | October 25, 2017

8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in November

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in November. 

IJNet | October 24, 2017

8 key trends in local journalism

Digital technologies have disrupted local journalism, but also produced new possibilities. Here are eight ideas, gleaned from research in the Pacific Northwest, of how newsrooms can respond to the challenge. 

Damian Radcliffe | October 20, 2017

Rules of Engagement: When should journalists intervene?

Journalists regularly cover natural disasters and tragedies. Is there ever an appropriate time to step in and help? And if so, when?

Sherry Ricchiardi | October 17, 2017

360° video accessible to all with launch of free guide

Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight Fellow, has launched a guide to 360° video, allowing journalists without tech backgrounds to utilize the immersive medium. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 16, 2017

How workshops and mentoring are fostering investigative journalism in Jamaica

Despite a safe media environment and rampant corruption, Jamaica lacks a robust press to adequately cover the news. A new pilot program is trying to change this. 

Farah Mohammed | October 12, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

When reporting in VR, don’t forget the story

Virtual reality in journalism is growing in popularity as an immersive new tool. But it's important to remember that while VR can enhance a story, a narrative is still critical to successfully tell a story in VR.

Zahra Rasool, MediaShift | October 03, 2017

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