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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s Manager, overseeing the site across seven languages and managing a team of editors, writers and translators based across the globe. 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

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

2015 highlights in virtual reality journalism

In 2015, we saw virtual reality journalism finally break into the mainstream. IJNet recaps some of the year’s best examples of this emerging medium.

Sam Berkhead | December 21, 2015

New Ethical Journalism Network report examines international media coverage of migration

To mark International Migrants Day, the Ethical Journalism Network releases a report that views media coverage of global migration through a critical lens.

Sam Berkhead | December 18, 2015

How Press Start aims to support media freedom on a crowdfunded budget

Using crowdfunded contributions from readers, Press Start will allow journalists in countries with limited press freedom to be more independent.

Sam Berkhead | December 18, 2015

Five takeaways from the Tow Center’s new virtual reality report

What makes quality virtual reality journalism? The Tow Center for Digital Journalism recently produced a report to educate journalists on the best practices of this new storytelling method.

Sam Berkhead | December 14, 2015

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

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