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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s English and engagement editor, overseeing its English content and social media accounts. Originally from Western New York, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in journalism and mass communication. During college, she served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, studied abroad in Northern Ireland and traveled across Europe by herself. In addition to studying Italian for 10 years, she can speak some French and is learning Russian. She likes feminism, coffee, cats, sushi and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo

Colombian journalist Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo works to cover social issues in her home country. She shared her experiences and advice for other journalists with IJNet.

Sam Berkhead | November 30, 2016

OCCRP's Miranda Patrucić: 'Journalism is your defense'

2016 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Miranda Patrucić discusses her work investigating the powerful and exposing corruption with OCCRP.

Sam Berkhead | November 14, 2016

Essential tools for measuring audience metrics and engagement

Want to more effectively measure your audience engagement? Engagement experts recently shared some of the best tools and techniques during an IJNet live chat.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2016

Ethical Journalism Network releases new guidelines for migration coverage

A new five-point guide from the Ethical Journalism Network aims to facilitate fair, accurate coverage of global migration.

Sam Berkhead | October 20, 2016

For journalists investigating corruption, free tool offers millions of searchable documents

How journalists can get started with the Investigative Dashboard, a free collection of tools and resources for investigative journalists anywhere in the world.

Sam Berkhead | October 17, 2016

Deepgram offers free audio search to journalists through Election Day

Using Deepgram's artificial intelligence-driven software, journalists can scour audio and video recordings for newsworthy soundbites for free in the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election.

Sam Berkhead | October 13, 2016

Journalist of the month: Ebenezar Wikina

Nigerian journalist Ebenezar Wikina shares insights from his interview series "The Stroll," in which he's spoken to more than 120 global leaders, and more from his career in covering development.

Sam Berkhead | September 28, 2016

Inside the Drone Journalism Lab’s open source operations manual

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Drone Journalism Lab has released a free, open source operations manual to help newsrooms more easily learn the essentials of drone journalism.

Sam Berkhead | September 26, 2016

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