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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

Journalist of the month: Shahram Haq

Journalist Shahram Haq shares his experiences and lessons learned from his time at The Express Tribune — as well as from his recent financial and business writing course with Thomson Reuters in London.

Sam Berkhead | January 27, 2016

WITNESS releases guidelines for ethically using eyewitness video footage

What do journalists need to know before using eyewitness footage as part of their coverage? A new guide from WITNESS breaks down the most important ethical issues.

Sam Berkhead | January 25, 2016

Advice for journalists covering sexual assault stories

In the wake of several high-profile sexual assault stories in the media, a National Press Club panel discussed the best practices for journalists covering this often-sensitive topic.

Sam Berkhead | January 14, 2016

How the Charlie Hebdo attack has changed free speech in France and the US

One year after the attack that killed 12 journalists at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, media professionals and free speech advocates discuss what has changed in its aftermath.

Sam Berkhead | January 08, 2016

Five journalists share their hopes for press freedom in 2016

After a tough year for press freedom worldwide, five journalists working across the globe share their hopes for journalism in 2016 and beyond.

Sam Berkhead | January 05, 2016

Journalist of the month: Najia Ashar

Pakistani broadcast journalist Najia Ashar has covered many of Pakistan’s most important stories — but her greatest learning experience of all may have been her recent John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship.

Sam Berkhead | December 30, 2015

11 tools for verification and fact-checking in 2016

From debunking urban legends to exposing political inaccuracies, IJNet rounds up the best fact-checking tools for 2016.

Sam Berkhead | December 28, 2015

10 tools for investigative reporting in 2016

IJNet rounds up the best tools, resources and databases for investigative reporters to use in 2016.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2015

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