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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

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

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