Extensive online 'toolbox' of resources available for journalists

Journalists looking to increase their skills and knowledge and to find relevant resources can check out the Society of Professional Journalists' (SPJ) recently updated "Journalists' Toolbox."

Jessica Weiss | July 15, 2009

Webb on the Web: Choosing a Platform

Choosing a platform can be daunting, even for experienced web-heads.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | July 13, 2009

Aljazeera launches Arabic training video on using Twitter

Aljazeera New Media has recently launched a new training video in Arabic for anyone interested in using the microblogging site Twitter. The video explains the components of Twitter and how to use and benefit from its features and to connect with others.

بسام سبتي | July 09, 2009

Spanish encyclopedia on peace, conflict available online

Journalists interested in themes related to conflict and war can access a comprehensive resource on the topic, in Spanish, the ‘Enciclopedia de Paz y de Conflictos', which is available online.

Jessica Weiss | July 07, 2009

New IJNet video helps journalists use Google Maps

In a new video on its YouTube journalism training channel, "IJNet Video," IJNet shows journalists how to use Google Maps within an online story and why it can be useful to readers and viewers.


Jessica Weiss | July 06, 2009

As flu moves south, reporters worldwide brace for challenges, unknowns

More than two months after the first case of the H1N1 virus was reported in Mexico, "swine flu" remains front-page news - now predominantly in the Southern Hemisphere, where many countries are just at the beginning of the winter flu season.

Meanwhile, journalists in the North continue to receive criticism for coverage deemed, in hindsight, to be alarmist and over-the-top.

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Editor | July 06, 2009

Writing tips, resources for journalists available online

Journalists looking to better their writing skills can take advantage of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) journalism resource Web site online. The UIL is a non-profit leadership and guidance organization created by the University of Texas at Austin that supervises contests that assist students.

irishguitar3 | June 26, 2009

Basics of writing for radio news broadcasts

Even though commercial radio broadcasting has been around for less than a century, radio listeners have come to expect their newscasts to be written in a particular way. Learning about broadcast sentence-structure is one of the foundations for developing effective skills at radio newswriting.

irishguitar3 | June 26, 2009

ICFJ publishes manual on social reporting in Persian

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has published a social reporting manual for Iranian journalists that discusses issues including covering the social beat, avoiding stereotypes and using social statistics in stories.

The author of the manual is award-winning Iranian journalist and cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar.

سردبیر فارسی | June 23, 2009

UN-sponsored service connects journalists with experts

Journalists seeking credible experts to answer questions, give interviews or provide facts or quotes may be interested in a free online service of the United Nations' Alliance of Civilizations.

Bassam Sebti, IJNet Arabic Editor | June 19, 2009