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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.

Latest Stories

Why the future of local news lies in collaboration and trust-building

During IJNet's latest chat, local news leaders shared solutions for rebuilding and reviving local news everywhere.

Sam Berkhead | April 19, 2017

International Fact-Checking Day empowers journalists, citizens to spot fake news

Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network spread the fact-checking movement across five continents for International Fact-Checking Day — and news organizations and educators can still get involved.

Sam Berkhead | April 03, 2017

Startup accelerator springboards projects aiming to change the media for the better

Matter's startup accelerator is seeking change-minded media projects aiming to change the world of journalism for the better. Here's how you can apply.

Sam Berkhead | March 31, 2017

Journalist of the month: Didem Tali

Turkish journalist Didem Tali shares tips and insights she's learned while traveling the world as a freelance reporter.

Sam Berkhead | March 23, 2017

IJNet Live: How to revive local, community-focused journalism

Join IJNet for a live chat on Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss the best tools and strategies for improving local news coverage with leading community journalism experts.

Sam Berkhead | March 21, 2017

Global business journalism program offers experience covering China's economy

Current students discuss how Tsinghua University's master of arts in global business journalism offers an intensive, internationally focused education — and offer tips for applying.

Sam Berkhead | March 13, 2017

Tips for US minority journalists applying to ICFJ’s overseas reporting fellowship

Each year, U.S. minority journalists get the chance to report from abroad with ICFJ's Bringing Home the World fellowship. Here's how to make your application stand out.

Sam Berkhead | March 08, 2017

3 ways newsrooms can regain their readers' trust

With trust in the media at a new low, what can we do to regain readers' trust? The Reynolds Journalism Institute analyzed news readers' reactions to different social media strategies to find the answer.

Sam Berkhead | February 28, 2017

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