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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

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

ONA's #BlackTwitter panel talks bringing greater visibility to underrepresented communities

Panelists at the Online News Association conference discussed why newsrooms lack diversity and how it's affecting coverage of underrepresented communities.

Sam Berkhead | September 25, 2015

140journos founder: 'Social media is like a zero-gravity zone' in Turkey’s harsh media climate

Engin Önder, managing partner at Turkish news site 140journos, has turned to social media as a reporting method in Turkey, where government and self-censorship is common.

Sam Berkhead | September 23, 2015

Facebook now lets verified journalists live-stream video to followers

Journalists with verified Facebook pages can now deliver breaking news to their followers through Mentions, a live-streaming app.

Sam Berkhead | September 18, 2015

St. Louis Public Radio's Kelsey Proud offers tips for engaging niche audiences

During a recent NPR editorial training webinar, engagement editor Kelsey Proud outlined seven questions all journalists should ask themselves to involve their target audience.

Sam Berkhead | September 16, 2015

How reporters are using social media to cover the refugee crisis in Europe

With hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees flooding into Europe this summer, several journalists have traveled to the epicenter of the crisis to provide 360-degree coverage.

Sam Berkhead | September 10, 2015

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