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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. She likes feminism, coffee, cats, sushi and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Latest Stories

Backpack journalist Pierre Kattar on how to create engaging video content

Filmmaker and former Washington Post reporter Pierre Kattar outlines some of the necessary factors all aspiring video journalists should keep in mind, from successful production to keeping audiences engaged.

Sam Berkhead | October 29, 2015

How journalists can stay on their toes in the digital news industry

At a recent journalism conference hosted by The GW Hatchet, three journalists who work in the social and digital space tackled some major topics and challenges that today’s reporters face.

Sam Berkhead | October 26, 2015

Successful journalists need to 'be adaptable,' says Politico’s Kara Kearns

Kara Kearns, director of operations at POLITICO, gave novice journalists tips for success at a recent George Washington University journalism conference.

Sam Berkhead | October 21, 2015

How to build your own ethics code with ONA's new crowdsourced tool

Every newsroom needs an ethics code, from legacy news organizations to startup media outlets. The Online News Association's Build Your Own Ethics Code tool helps newsrooms determine ethical policies.

Sam Berkhead | October 16, 2015

Tow Center panel examines consequences of using graphic imagery in news coverage

Where should journalists draw the line when publishing photos and video of tragic events? A panel recently discussed the ethics of graphic imagery at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Sam Berkhead | October 13, 2015

CIMA panel explores how governments can play a more active role in media development

At a recent Center for International Media Assistance panel, media development experts discussed how governments and the media can work together to create independent news environments.

Sam Berkhead | October 09, 2015

Twitter delivers curated news coverage with new 'Moments' feature

The new feature allows users to follow along with breaking news, TV shows, sports and other entertainment via a collection of curated tweets and multimedia.

Sam Berkhead | October 06, 2015

The shocking costs of pursuing data journalism — and how newsrooms can afford them

Accessing the data needed to pursue data journalism is notoriously expensive. Can today’s newsrooms keep up with the cost?

Sam Berkhead | September 30, 2015

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