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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

World Press Photo and Everyday Africa create new database for African photojournalists

With the African Photojournalism Database, visual journalists across Africa will be able to access more opportunities and outlets for their work in the international media sphere.

Sam Berkhead | November 12, 2015

NPR launches earbud.fm, a hand-picked guide to great podcasts

With an ever-growing selection of podcasts available on the web, finding the best ones to listen to can be a challenge. That's where NPR's new earbud.fm comes in.

Sam Berkhead | November 03, 2015

Q&A with Zaina Erhaim: Teaching citizen journalists to survive in Syria

For Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, safety is never guaranteed. She recently spoke with IJNet about how she reports on the violence of her country and teaches fellow citizens to do the same.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2015

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

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