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Fact-checkers create games to help readers spot fake news

Hoping to make fact-checking more engaging to the public, these organizations are producing games where you can test your ability to spot fake news.

Em Okrepkie | July 27, 2017

8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in August

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in August.

IJNet | July 26, 2017

Debunking fake photos: How journalists and readers can ensure authenticity

Seeing is believing, but not if a photo has been manipulated to misrepresent an event or mislead an audience. 

Nicole Smith Dahmen | July 26, 2017

Journalists must become better storytellers for low-literate readers

Countries like India have huge numbers of low-literate internet users. So why are newsrooms so focused on feeding them entertainment coverage, rather than telling news stories in a more attractive, visual way?

Ritvvij Parrikh | July 25, 2017

Advice for building a strong personal brand as a journalist

Journalists hoping to build a strong brand presence on social media often face a number of challenges. Three journalists share what they've learned about personal branding in the digital space.

Clothilde Goujard | July 24, 2017

How Topic.com is using visual storytelling to break out of the news cycle

First Look Media's Topic.com is a monthly publication that focuses on a different topic each issue.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | July 21, 2017

Study offers tips on how to make independent news sites profitable

A new study reveals how online news sites are sustaining themselves financially in Latin America, findings that could help other digital news outlets around the world refine their business models.

Elyssa Pachico | July 20, 2017

Journalist of the month: Olivia Crellin

British journalist Olivia Crellin found a One World Media grant through IJNet that allowed her to film a documentary in Ecuador. She shared her experiences and advice for fellow reporters with us.

Sam Berkhead | July 19, 2017

When crowdfunding journalism falls short, figure out why: lessons from Venezuela

Not every crowdfunding effort is going to meet its goals. That's why it's key for media entrepreneurs to be able to reflect on what could've been done differently, as did Venezuelan news site Efecto Cocuyo.

Jordy Meléndez | July 19, 2017

How a Colombian political news site learned to avoid common crowdfunding mistakes

La Silla Vacia was one of the pioneers of crowdfunding journalism in Latin America. Over multiple campaigns, they've learned what works best (and what doesn't) when asking an online audience to fund journalism.

Jordy Meléndez | July 18, 2017

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