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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

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

Journalist of the month: Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo

Colombian journalist Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo works to cover social issues in her home country. She shared her experiences and advice for other journalists with IJNet.

Sam Berkhead | November 30, 2016

OCCRP's Miranda Patrucić: 'Journalism is your defense'

2016 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Miranda Patrucić discusses her work investigating the powerful and exposing corruption with OCCRP.

Sam Berkhead | November 14, 2016

Essential tools for measuring audience metrics and engagement

Want to more effectively measure your audience engagement? Engagement experts recently shared some of the best tools and techniques during an IJNet live chat.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2016

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

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