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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

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

The Guardian launches innovation lab to experiment with mobile news technologies

How can today’s newsrooms design mobile products and content that captivates their readers? A new project at The Guardian U.S. aims to find out.

Sam Berkhead | March 03, 2016

Advice for journalists using development data to track progress

A recent impactAFRICA webinar revealed tips for journalists who use international development data and research to help them better evaluate development projects’ success in their home countries.

Sam Berkhead | March 01, 2016

Journalist of the month: Andrii Bystrov

Ukrainian journalist Andrii Bystrov discusses lessons learned from his recent experience as a fellow with ICFJ’s Journalists’ Fellowship and Workshop on Road Safety in Brasília, Brazil.

Sam Berkhead | February 24, 2016

Storybench announces Ochre, a new site to showcase and study visual storytelling

In a move to analyze and examine visually focused journalism, Storybench and Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program have launched a new site.

Sam Berkhead | February 10, 2016

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