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Basic Journalism

Before you request a letter of recommendation, read these tips

Need a letter of recommendation for a job, fellowship or other opportunity? Here are tips to make the process hassle-free for you — and your recommender. 

Taylor Mulcahey | April 12, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Croatia’s Faktograf

With a small team of only three people, Croatia's Faktograf has been able to gain their readers' trust and support.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 02, 2018

The art of the Q&A interview

Q and A interviews are unedited conversations between an interviewer and subject. What are the elements of a strong Q and A, and what does it offer the audience?

Fabrice Le Lous | March 20, 2018

El Estornundo’s editorial director discusses journalism, censorship in Cuba

The editorial director of the recently censored Cuban publication talks about the journalism on the island and ensures that the editorial line of the publication will not change despite the blockade. 

María Eugenia Álvarez, SembraMedia | March 15, 2018

4 takeaways from our annual reader survey

We received more than 150 responses to our annual reader survey. Here's what we learned, and how we plan to improve in 2018. 

IJNet | March 13, 2018

Compass News hopes to become a leading app for young, non-news junkies

Born out of a listening tour around universities in the U.K., Compass News curates top stories for a young audience of non-news junkies. Their next challenge will be expanding to new markets, including the U.S.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | March 02, 2018

Graduates in journalism have many career paths, survey indicates

A survey in Spain gives information on available jobs and potential career paths for graduates in journalism and communication. 

James Breiner | February 16, 2018

Kenyan news organization adds science desk to focus on underreported stories

Nation Media Group, which publishes Kenya's largest paper The Daily Nation, adds a science desk, which is transforming science journalism in the region. 

Verah Okeyo | February 13, 2018

Once a beacon of press freedom in the region, Australia’s proposed law threatens to silence journalists

Proposed reforms of Australia’s national security laws aimed at clamping down on government leaks have raised fears for press freedom in one of the Asia-Pacific’s most open democracies.

John Power, Splice Newsroom | February 09, 2018

Women journalists of color use hashtag to share opportunities and advice

Women of color are underrepresented in newsrooms in the U.S. An online campaign uses the hashtag #PitchThisPerson to increase opportunities and create networks among minority women journalists. 

Angely Mercado | February 07, 2018

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