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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

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

Journalist of the month: Sarah Peter

Based in St. Lucia, journalist of the month Sarah Peter has honed her skills at a variety of fellowships and trainings, including a recent Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) fellowship in Paris.

Sam Berkhead | March 22, 2016

CrowdVoice.by connects journalists with verified protest footage

A look at how journalists can use CrowdVoice.by — a new platform that curates, amplifies and verifies eyewitness footage — to tell crucial, underreported stories.

Sam Berkhead | March 18, 2016

Three takeaways from CIMA’s report on digital security for journalists

There's no shortage of digital tools available to keep journalists safe online. So why aren't they used more? A report by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Javier Garza Ramos sought the answers.

Sam Berkhead | March 07, 2016

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