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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

Sourcing user-generated content in an investigation? A free handbook can help you fact-check it

The European Journalism Centre published the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting, a 10-chapter manual on finding, verifying and using open-source information. 

Margaret Looney | April 16, 2015

Afghanistan's citizen journalism site Paiwandgah receives new look

After about a year of receiving reports from all over the country, the first citizen journalism platform in Afghanistan launches with a fresh design.

Margaret Looney | April 01, 2015

Advice for women entrepreneurs seeking funding for their media startups

Founders of accelerators, venture capital funds and angel investing networks offered tips for early entrepreneurs at IWMF's Cracking the Code conference. 

Margaret Looney | February 06, 2015

Women founders of digital news outlets talk business models at IWMF Summit

Women who started their own media ventures shared their business models at the Cracking the Code event in New York. 

Margaret Looney | January 30, 2015

Food Tank Summit panelists offer advice for journalists covering food, agriculture

Panelists from the Food and Environment Reporting Network, Orion Magazine and more shared top tips for telling the story of food. 

Margaret Looney | January 23, 2015

How journalists can use data publishing platform Silk

Journalists can use the platform to visualize or analyze their data; create interactive charts, maps and tables; collaborate on stories and more. 

Margaret Looney | January 07, 2015

ProPublica experiments with WhatsApp to engage Liberian citizens around latest investigation

After launching its investigation on the American company Firestone's role in Liberia's civil wars in the 1990s, the news site is using the chat app to start a conversation around the story.

Margaret Looney | November 24, 2014

New site Ebola Deeply emphasizes context in its coverage of the crisis

The latest in News Deeply’s one-topic news sites, Ebola Deeply cuts through the hype to deliver the facts.

 
Margaret Looney | October 20, 2014

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