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Covering budgets: Tips for putting faces to the numbers

Reporting on government budgets in a way that catches the public's attention has always been tricky. Make it easier with this tipsheet.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 31, 2017

On the front lines: Documentary goes inside the life of an international freelancer

How documentary filmmaker Santiago Bertolino produced a film that looks at the excitement, and challenges, of reporting internationally as a freelance journalist.

Clothilde Goujard | May 30, 2017

To combat misinformation, media must strengthen international coverage and partnerships

At a recent ICFJ panel, leading media figures argued that supporting quality reporting worldwide and forging news partnerships will be key to solving the fake news crisis.

Joyce Barnathan, ICFJ | May 23, 2017

What I learned working with Kenya’s first fact-checking project

I had an incredible year working as a fellow for PesaCheck, Kenya's first fact-checking group. These are the most important lessons I learned — there's no such thing as an easy fact-check, for one thing.

Leo Mutuku | May 17, 2017

Journalist of the month: Sally Hayden

Irish journalist Sally Hayden shares perspectives from her experiences in reporting across five continents.

Sam Berkhead | May 16, 2017

Multimedia tools help journalists tell meaningful stories of climate change

Conveying the science of climate change to readers is one of the biggest challenges environmental journalists face. Luckily, a number of free multimedia tools can help.

Arun Karki | May 15, 2017

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

Documentary tracks singer's fight for gender equality in Afghanistan

Through her talk show and singing career, Mozhdah Jamalzadah is blazing a trail of free expression and gender equality in Afghanistan.

Lucas Aykroyd | May 08, 2017

Reporters use innovative tools to document life in the world’s biggest slums

Smart investment in technology and data skills can help newsrooms create innovative projects on a budget. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jacopo Ottaviani and Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller explain how.

Auguste Yung | May 04, 2017

UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, a new study from UNESCO looks at the threats journalists and their sources face in the digital space — and the legal protections that exist to protect them.

Sam Berkhead | May 03, 2017

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