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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

Q&A with Arzu Geybulla: 'Women deserve to have a voice as much as men do'

After attending an OSCE summit in Vienna, Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulla explains what can be done to combat online abuse of female reporters.

Sam Berkhead | December 07, 2015

Climate Central’s John Upton offers advice to science journalists

Amid the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, science journalist John Upton discussed how journalists can hone their environmental investigative reporting skills.

Sam Berkhead | December 04, 2015

HackPack connects freelancers, fixers and editors to publish independent media coverage

With a growing number of news organizations downsizing their global operations, HackPack looks to foster a “market network” to link these outlets to freelancers and fixers around the world.

Sam Berkhead | November 30, 2015

Journalists of the month: ICIJ’s Fatal Extraction team

A group of African journalists recently collaborated on an ICIJ project that uncovered Australian mining companies' alleged abuses across Africa. They told IJNet about their experiences.

Sam Berkhead | November 24, 2015

Inside AidInfoPlus, a new training resource for journalists using international development data

This free platform will help journalists, aid workers and others access, fact-check and interpret data related to international development efforts, boosting transparency and accountability.

Sam Berkhead | November 23, 2015

WHO offers tips for journalists covering road safety

In line with the Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, Brazil, ICFJ and WHO educate journalists on how to find stories within WHO’s newly-released road safety report.

Sam Berkhead | November 17, 2015

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

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