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

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

How journalists can use Montage to report on war and conflict

Not sure how to verify that war footage you found online? Montage, a new tool for investigating and verifying video footage of conflict around the world, can help.

Sam Berkhead | September 22, 2016

Journalist of the month: Yusuf Omar

Journalist of the month Yusuf Omar discusses his new job as mobile editor at The Hindustan Times, his work with Snapchat and Facebook Live and his tips for getting started in mobile journalism.

Sam Berkhead | September 01, 2016

What journalists should know before covering the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games are expected to present several unique challenges to the 30,000 journalists heading to Rio de Janeiro. These tips and resources can help.

Sam Berkhead | August 03, 2016