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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

Overcoming the challenges of using an interpreter during interviews

Working with an interpreter adds another layer of challenges to the interviewing process. We asked experienced foreign correspondents to find out what has worked for them.

Clothilde Goujard | May 02, 2017

Tips for shooting photos in different lighting environments

Photojournalists can find themselves in myriad lighting environments while out on assignment. Auntony Zinyange, a photojournalist based in Zimbabwe, shares his tips.

Mandla Chinula | April 27, 2017

Advice for journalists researching scholarly studies and reports

How can journalists be sure they're citing research that is rooted in fact? Consulting these two tip sheets from Journalist's Resource can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 26, 2017

Harnessing the power of comics to tell the news

Comics aren't just for kids anymore. At La Revue Dessinée, journalists and comics are teaming up to report on complex issues — winning awards and acclaim in the process.

Clothilde Goujard | April 24, 2017

What makes a successful solutions journalism story?

At the recent International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, panelists outlined the essential elements of solutions journalism reporting.

Daria Sukharchuk | April 18, 2017
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How to find the right stories for compelling 360° videos

ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai outlines the three essential elements of 360° storytelling.

Maria Mora | April 17, 2017

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