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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s English and engagement editor, overseeing IJNet's 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 French and is teaching herself German and Russian. Her passions include feminism, coffee, cats, sushi and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Kamilia Lahrichi

Journalist of the month Kamilia Lahrichi has worked everywhere from Hong Kong to the Middle East to South America. She discussed her experiences with IJNet.

Sam Berkhead | May 26, 2016

Quartz's Atlas becomes open platform for building charts, data visualizations

Atlas, Quartz’s in-house tool for creating simple, mobile-friendly charts and other data visualizations, will now be available to anyone in the world to use.

Sam Berkhead | May 12, 2016

CIIJ releases journalistic style guide for writing about diversity

The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism’s Diversity Style Guide offers useful definitions and guidelines for journalists writing about today’s multifaceted, complex society.

Sam Berkhead | May 10, 2016

CPJ panel explores intersections of gender and media freedom

Increasingly, women journalists everywhere are targeted with gender-based harassment, assault and attacks in efforts to silence them. A recent Committee to Protect Journalists panel examined possible solutions.

Sam Berkhead | May 04, 2016

Journalist of the month: Anna Valmero

Journalist of the month Anna Valmero reflects on lessons learned while covering environmental and science beats in the Philippines and at the COP21 talks in Paris.

Sam Berkhead | April 28, 2016

Anchor app delivers the news in short audio clips

Journalists can use Anchor, a new app, to produce short audio clips and get them to listeners instantly. Here’s how.

Sam Berkhead | April 19, 2016

How a fact-checker aims to advance Northern Ireland's peace process

Newly launched fact-checking site FactCheckNI works to ease lingering tensions in Northern Ireland with objective, balanced and nonpartisan coverage and analyses.

Sam Berkhead | April 13, 2016

Journalists reflect on global environmental storytelling at film fest

At the recent Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C., journalists shared their documentary films that tell critical environmental stories from around the world.

Sam Berkhead | April 06, 2016

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