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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

smartphone era

Strategies for making your newsroom think mobile-first

Mobile leaders from The New York Times, CNN and BuzzFeed gathered at the Online News Association conference in Chicago to discuss their newsrooms' mobile-first strategies. 

Margaret Looney | October 09, 2014

BBC News tests video distribution using chat app Line

Line users have access to higher data plans than other chat apps, making BBC's first international news presence on a chat app more video-friendly.

Margaret Looney | September 16, 2014

New report tracks global media trends of 2014

The World Newsmedia Network released its Global Digital Media Trendbook, naming mobile, video and tablet usage and monetization as the trends to watch.

Margaret Looney | August 22, 2014

Global data journalism resources

IJNet readers share their recommendations for the best data journalism resources across the globe.

Margaret Looney | July 10, 2014

Designing a journalism curriculum for millennials

What should a journalism school look like when the field is evolving so rapidly? Two recent graduates weigh in.

Margaret Looney | July 07, 2014

BBC makes its training resources free to the public in 11 languages

If you're in the market for a free journalism education, hundreds of training materials are now at your disposal.

Margaret Looney | June 30, 2014

What newsrooms wish students learned in journalism school

Educators met with journalists working in newsrooms to discuss what's missing in journalism education and how to fill the gaps.

Margaret Looney | June 17, 2014

Vox's Melissa Bell: Journalists should step away from 'click-bait mentality'

Panelists from Al Jazeera's The Stream, Vox.com and Gannett discussed metrics and engagement at the Google for Media Summit in Washington.

Margaret Looney | May 19, 2014

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