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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s English and engagement editor, overseeing its English content and social media accounts. Originally from Western New York, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in journalism and mass communication. During college, she served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, studied abroad in Northern Ireland and traveled across Europe by herself. In addition to studying Italian for 10 years, she can speak some French and is learning Russian. She likes feminism, coffee, cats, sushi and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Didem Tali

Turkish journalist Didem Tali shares tips and insights she's learned while traveling the world as a freelance reporter.

Sam Berkhead | March 23, 2017

IJNet Live: How to revive local, community-focused journalism

Join IJNet for a live chat on Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss the best tools and strategies for improving local news coverage with leading community journalism experts.

Sam Berkhead | March 21, 2017

Global business journalism program offers experience covering China's economy

Current students discuss how Tsinghua University's master of arts in global business journalism offers an intensive, internationally focused education — and offer tips for applying.

Sam Berkhead | March 13, 2017

Tips for US minority journalists applying to ICFJ’s overseas reporting fellowship

Each year, U.S. minority journalists get the chance to report from abroad with ICFJ's Bringing Home the World fellowship. Here's how to make your application stand out.

Sam Berkhead | March 08, 2017

3 ways newsrooms can regain their readers' trust

With trust in the media at a new low, what can we do to regain readers' trust? The Reynolds Journalism Institute analyzed news readers' reactions to different social media strategies to find the answer.

Sam Berkhead | February 28, 2017

Journalist of the month: Deepti Ganapathy

Indian journalist and educator Deepti Ganapathy shares perspectives from the world of academia and discusses how she finds stories worth telling.

Sam Berkhead | February 15, 2017

How to tell compelling stories about health issues

Past winners of the Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest recently shared tips and insights into producing effective health journalism.

Sam Berkhead | January 31, 2017

Journalist of the month: Rabia Elkotbi

Moroccan journalist Rabia Elkotbi discusses how he's kept up with the rapidly changing world of journalism since getting his start in 2008.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2017

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