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

How journalists can conduct more effective searches on LinkedIn

During a recent live chat with IJNet, LinkedIn's Yumi Wilson explained how reporters can find story ideas and top-notch sources.

Margaret Looney | November 25, 2013

How newsrooms can use Geofeedia to curate social media by location

Geofeedia helps reporters and newsrooms zero in on social media chatter at or near the location where news is breaking.

Margaret Looney | November 18, 2013

How to create news videos with mobile app Videolicious

Journalists can use the iOS app to shoot, edit and publish narrative photo or video essays with voice-over, classic broadcast style videos with interviews and b-roll and more.

Margaret Looney | November 01, 2013

Why creating a great clip is only the first step to successful online news video

Video journalism experts from National Geographic, The Washington Post, Google and Storyful shared insight on the medium's future at the recent Online News Association conference.

Margaret Looney | October 23, 2013

Outstanding apps for mobile journalists

Journalists who use smartphones for their reporting have a new resource featuring almost 50 apps for shooting and editing video, taking professional pics, recording audio and more.

Margaret Looney | October 21, 2013

SecureDrop: a vault where sources can share information with journalists anonymously

Newsrooms can host the open source system on their websites so whistleblowers can submit high-risk documents and tips while maintaining their anonymity.

Margaret Looney | October 18, 2013

Why publishers like BuzzFeed are kissing SEO goodbye

The ever-growing importance of social sharing for attracting an audience for your content, and how Google's new Hummingbird algorithm takes social interaction into account.

Margaret Looney | October 11, 2013

Twitter's Erica Anderson offers tips for journalists and newsrooms

Anderson, product marketing manager at Twitter, offers advice on filtering through the noise, leveraging hashtags and more.

Margaret Looney | October 09, 2013