Webb on the Web: Advanced Twitter: The "hashtag"

So you've got a Twitter account, you've started posting and have some followers... what comes next?

Try out using the hashtag (#) to enhance your community and your posting. Hashtags were developed to help people create groups without having to change the software that powers Twitter.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | November 24, 2008

My heart almost stopped in Yarza: A story of reporting in Lebanon

November 9, 2005: It was a day that I shall never forget. I woke up to the sound of the phone ringing. A military official told me the digging in Yarza cemetery had begun.

Manal Chaaya, IJNet Guest Writer | November 21, 2008

U.S. election 2008 brought foreign journalists and global perspectives

Readers and listeners all over the world enjoyed special insight into the U.S. presidential election as a result of the International Center for Journalists' (ICFJ) Elections 2008 Visiting Journalists Program.

Jerri Eddings | November 12, 2008

Interviewing: The Magic of Questions

Asking good questions should be an essential skill for journalists. But, what's a "good" question?

Canadian journalist John Sawatsky has spent years studying the questions reporters ask. Good questions, he says, have three qualities:

Jessica Weiss | November 12, 2008

Obama win makes headlines around the world

On November 5, 2008, the day after the United States elected Democratic Senator Barack Obama to be its 44th president, newspapers around the world dedicated front-page space to the historic news.

Jessica Weiss | November 06, 2008

Webb on the Web: Convert Your Newsroom Staff - Part Two

Last week, I talked about ways to convert any staff into digital adopters. This week, I offer five more strategies to try in your newsroom.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | November 03, 2008

Guide aims to improve election reporting in Africa

A guide recently released by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) addresses the challenges of covering elections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Renata Johnson | October 31, 2008

A day in the life: Othman Mohammed, a journalist in Iraq

June 18, 2008 (Translated from Arabic) --

بسام سبتي | October 31, 2008

African journalists face the challenges of a media boom

In the past two decades, as many countries on the African continent spawned revolutions that crumbled dictatorships and opened trade routes, media in Africa have flourished.

Renata Johnson, IJNet Writer | October 20, 2008