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Margaret Looney

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Margaret manages IJNet's seven languages and covers the latest media trends, reporting tools and journalism resources for the English site. A Louisiana native, she has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University. Based in DC, she’s interested in documentary storytelling, gardening and traveling. 

Latest Stories

Vox Media, ICFJ Knight event 'Steal My Tool' featured eight open source tools for you to loot

Hosted amid the data journalism conference NICAR in Denver, Colorado, Steal My Tool showcased tools that fellow news organizations can take for their own use.

Margaret Looney | March 23, 2016

Security Assistance Monitor database aims to fill ‘black hole’ of U.S. foreign assistance coverage

A project of the Center for International Policy, the fact-checked, interactive database tracks four types of military and police aid to at least 190 countries.

Margaret Looney | March 08, 2016

How environmental journalists can tell more effective stories

Longtime environmental journalist Elissa Yancey shared advice for covering the scientific beat at a recent Online News Assocation conference workshop. 

Margaret Looney | November 04, 2015

How to make your podcast content stand out

Finding a target audience, choosing the right topics and perfecting your interviewing techniques are all essential to creating a podcast people want to listen to.

Margaret Looney | October 15, 2015

Five steps to making your first podcast

Podcast pros Michael O'Connell and Tiffany Campbell ran through the A-Zs for the latest audio craze at the Online News Association conference in Los Angeles. 

Margaret Looney | October 08, 2015

CIMA panel: Journalists need more training in diversity to overcome 'black and white' reporting

A recent panel hosted by the Center for International Media Assistance and the Media Diversity Institute examined how journalists can conduct inclusive reporting, even on deadline. 

Margaret Looney | June 12, 2015

WAN-IFRA's Trends in Newsrooms report: Five small outlets innovating in big ways

These newsrooms are profiled in the last chapter of the 103-page examination of the nine top newsroom trends of 2015. 

Margaret Looney | June 05, 2015

DataN to push past 'parachute' training in data journalism

IJNet chatted with the founder of the customized training package, aimed toward newsrooms around the world with a lack of resources. 

Margaret Looney | May 19, 2015

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