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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

Report on independent bloggers: 'A voice online is of value, whether its owner holds a press pass or not.'

A new report profiles eight bloggers who voice their personal opinions, tell underreported stories and interact with other citizens in countries with repressive regimes.

Margaret Looney | August 20, 2013

Five "prime trolling conditions" community managers should avoid

How to prevent antagonistic online commenters, or trolls, from damaging a news site's sense of community

Margaret Looney | August 15, 2013

BuzzFeed, Huffington Post reporters defend the fluff

Political reporters say hard and soft news can and should coexist.

Margaret Looney | August 14, 2013

What The Washington Post sale to Amazon founder means for journalism

What does the sale of The Washington Post newspaper to technology entrepreneur Jeff Bezos tell us about the news industry and the future of journalism?

Margaret Looney | August 07, 2013

Digital journalism professor: online video is "a global antidote to ignorance"

Online news video pioneer Sam Meddis talks about why the medium is so important and why journalists should start capturing video now.

Margaret Looney | August 06, 2013

How newsrooms are experimenting with interactive video online

News outlets such as the BBC are adding interactivity to their online videos to create a more customized storytelling experience.

Margaret Looney | July 30, 2013

Engage your audience with news games

Journalists who follow the adage "Show, don't tell" have a powerful but underused tool at their disposal: news games.

Margaret Looney | July 18, 2013

WeFightCensorship publishes banned articles

Reporters Without Borders created a "digital safe" to offer a secure way for journalists facing censorship to submit news and documents for publication.

Margaret Looney | June 28, 2013

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