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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s Manager, overseeing the site across seven languages and managing a team of editors, writers and translators based across the globe. 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

UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, a new study from UNESCO looks at the threats journalists and their sources face in the digital space — and the legal protections that exist to protect them.

Sam Berkhead | May 03, 2017

IJNet Slack community to foster cross-border connections and collaborations

IJNet is excited to introduce its own Slack community where journalists can connect and share with one another. Here's how you can join.

Sam Berkhead | May 01, 2017

Contest calls on journalists to make fact-checking go viral

Have an innovative idea that can help fact-checking spread across the web? You could win US$10,000 by entering it to this contest.

Sam Berkhead | April 25, 2017

Journalist of the month: Farahnaz Mohammed

In just a few short years, Farah Mohammed has crossed the globe as a digital journalist. She shared her secrets for success with IJNet.

Sam Berkhead | April 20, 2017

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

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