Sherry Ricchiardi

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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 33 countries.

Latest Stories

UNESCO releases report on digital threats to journalists

The new report offers guidelines, tips and resources for staying safe online. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 30, 2015

How to pitch story ideas: tips from journalists

Ricchiardi rounds up tips from editors and freelancers on crafting the perfect sell for your next piece. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 09, 2015

Tips for Ukrainian reporters covering conflict, plus eight free safety manuals for journalists

Ricchiardi lists tips for local journalists covering the Ukraine-Russia conflict, and curates free guides that any reporter can turn to for safety tips. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 31, 2015

Tools for planning high-risk reporting assignments

The Rory Peck Trust offers resources including templates for assessing risk, crafting a communications plan and filing a proof of life document. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | March 09, 2015

Global coalition sets safety standards for freelance journalists

Media watchdogs, freelance journalists and major news outlets released the guidelines both for freelancers and newsrooms that commission their work, and so far 30 organizations have signed on. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 25, 2015