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Sherry Ricchiardi is an international journalist and media development specialist based in Washington, D.C. She has worked with journalists in 35 countries, most recently Mongolia and Bangladesh.

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Beyond breaking news: Humanizing violent events

Journalists covering violent breaking news events often find it difficult to find a human element within the story. Here are some tips to bring a more humanizing element to your reporting.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 31, 2016

What every journalist should know about anonymous sources

When is it appropriate for journalists to grant a source anonymity? What ethical concerns should be kept in mind with anonymous sources? Here are some tips from ONA, the Society of Professional Journalists and more.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 02, 2016

Resources and safety tips for journalists covering political conventions

Ahead of this month's Democratic and Republican national conventions, groups like Global Journalist Security are equipping journalists with safety trainings and tools.

Sherry Ricchiardi | July 18, 2016

Q&A with Alexios Mantzarlis: A new age of global fact-checking

Amid the recent Global Fact-Checking Summit, Alexios Mantzarlis of the International Fact-Checking Network shares insights on how far fact-checking has come — and where it's heading next.

Sherry Ricchiardi | June 30, 2016

Ukraine’s StopFake acts as first line of defense against propaganda

Over the last two years, StopFake has grown into the "Snopes of Ukraine," busting rumors and inaccuracies in both the Russian and Ukrainian media.

Sherry Ricchiardi | May 23, 2016

Advice for interviewing refugees with respect and compassion

As the current refugee crisis continues to make headlines, how can journalists interview refugees without bringing up the horror, shock and fear they've experienced? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 25, 2016

Putting a ‘Spotlight’ on follow-up stories

With many newspapers strained under shrinking budgets, providing follow-up coverage to news events is becoming less common — but this kind of coverage is more vital than ever.

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 23, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

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