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 | 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 | 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

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 | 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 | October 20, 2008

Amid pressure and harassment, Palestinian network remains independent

On an evening in March of 2003, nearly three years after the start of the second Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule (known as Intifada), journalists in a TV station in the Palestinian city of Nablus were caught in the fierce and bloody Intifada warfare.

بسام سبتي | October 17, 2008

Webb on the Web: Following the U.S. Presidential Elections

I've decided to showcase innovative U.S. elections coverage, because I think that some of the projects currently being offered at news organizations here are spectacular and may help inform the work you're doing in your office.

Amy Webb | October 14, 2008

Webb on the Web: Google's Chrome, and What It Means for You

Google launched its new Chrome browser not too long ago. It's so far available in 100 countries for free for Windows users. (I'm told that versions for Apple and Linux users are forthcoming.)

Amy Webb | October 05, 2008