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Renata Johnson

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Renata has been with IJNet for more years than she can count. Aside from being the Portuguese editor and community manager, Renata oversees IJNet's opportunities page. Her previous stints include the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Global Journalist radio at the NPR-member station in Columbia, Missouri. She received her master’s degree in journalism/international development and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Missouri.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Edgard Matsuki

Brazilian journalist Edgard Matsuki is a pioneer in combating misinformation in his country. In 2013, he created Boatos.org after noticing the growing trend of false information on the internet.

Renata Johnson | June 14, 2017

UN report calls cooperation in investigative journalism crucial

A report released by an agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls for greater cooperation among countries to foster investigative journalism.

Renata Johnson | March 23, 2011

Second tutorial video highlights 'right to honor,' responsibility to inform

The right to honor and the responsibility to inform are the themes of the second video in a series that seeks to examine and reflect on freedom of expression and information access in Latin America.

Renata Johnson | July 31, 2009

Video tutorial stresses freedom of expression, information access in Latin America

A video tutorial series in Spanish that focuses on freedom of expression and access to public information educates about the situation in Mexico and also aims to generate regional debate on freedom and access.

Renata Johnson | July 17, 2009

Panel says new media model holds promise for international journalists

It is hard to ignore the realities reshaping journalism. In many parts of the world, the global economic crisis is shrinking newsrooms. The reduced ranks of professional journalists now find themselves in serious competition with an ever-expanding crop of citizen journalists and bloggers.

Renata Johnson, IJNet writer | December 18, 2008

Revised guide on coverage of children available for download

An updated guide on reporting stories involving children was recently released by the Philippines' Special Committee for the Protection of Children.

The resource, "Guide for Media Practitioners on the Reporting and Coverage of Cases Involving Children," seeks to raise media awareness on children's rights while reinforcing journalistic standards.

Renata Johnson | December 16, 2008

Online film teaches basics of videojournalism

An eight-minute film, produced by the U.K.’s National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), offers technical tips and guidelines on shooting news videos for Web sites.

Renata Johnson | December 04, 2008