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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

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

Journalist of the month: Deepti Ganapathy

Indian journalist and educator Deepti Ganapathy shares perspectives from the world of academia and discusses how she finds stories worth telling.

Sam Berkhead | February 15, 2017

How to tell compelling stories about health issues

Past winners of the Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest recently shared tips and insights into producing effective health journalism.

Sam Berkhead | January 31, 2017

Journalist of the month: Rabia Elkotbi

Moroccan journalist Rabia Elkotbi discusses how he's kept up with the rapidly changing world of journalism since getting his start in 2008.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2017

Contest winners share tips for covering early childhood development issues

The three winners of this year's ICFJ Early Childhood Development Reporting Contest discuss what went into their award-winning stories and offer advice for journalists covering health and development.

Sam Berkhead | January 18, 2017

New IJNet Forum offers exclusive jobs, chats and connections

Inside the IJNet Forum, a new Facebook group for our readers to find even more opportunities and discussion around the latest media trends.

Sam Berkhead | January 10, 2017

Journalist of the month: Sara Cincurova

Slovakian journalist and filmmaker Sara Cincurova discusses her work to bring human rights advocacy to the forefront of her work, her advice for fellow journalists and more.

Sam Berkhead | December 21, 2016

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