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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

How newsrooms are using social media curator RebelMouse

Journalists have been using the social publishing platform to accent breaking news with user-generated content, to cover live events, to brand themselves and more.

Margaret Looney | October 07, 2013

Marguerite Sullivan: When anyone can be a journalist, media literacy is critical

Sullivan, outgoing director of the Center for International Media Assistance, talked with IJNet about the shifting media landscape, the importance of media literacy and the challenges independent media face.

Margaret Looney | October 04, 2013

WeVideo editing platform offers collaboration in the cloud

Edit in tandem with other journalists across the globe with this web-based video editor.

Margaret Looney | September 20, 2013

How Syria's citizen journalists are developing their skills, ethical standards

Citizen journalists in Syria are documenting a reality many professionals cannot.

Margaret Looney | September 16, 2013

A video journalist's guide to archiving footage

The nonprofit video advocacy group Witness created a guide to managing, preserving and authenticating digital video.

Margaret Looney | September 12, 2013

Graphic artist Simon Ducroquet on the role, future of news animation

Ducroquet, of São Paulo's Folha, spoke with IJNet about the paper's innovative projects and how the standards for storytelling are shifting.

Margaret Looney | September 11, 2013

Social search tool Topsy: Twitter's encyclopedia

For journalists who tap into social media to enhance their reporting, Topsy just made the task of finding relevant info a lot easier.

Margaret Looney | September 10, 2013

How newsrooms are embracing documentary film

Al Jazeera America, The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian are among the news outlets producing original documentaries.

Margaret Looney | August 21, 2013

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