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Basic Journalism

Rules of Engagement: When should journalists intervene?

Journalists regularly cover natural disasters and tragedies. Is there ever an appropriate time to step in and help? And if so, when?

Sherry Ricchiardi | October 17, 2017

For women journalists, mentoring can make the difference

Women journalists everywhere have questions about how to navigate and advance in the field of journalism. Experts recommend finding mentors to help guide the way. But how do you find a mentor? 

Sherry Ricchiardi | September 21, 2017

Tips for writing better headlines

Does the thought of writing a headline give you a headache? These tips can help you craft a catchier headline.

Taylor Mulcahey | September 08, 2017

Journalists discuss mistakes that helped them improve their craft

The road to becoming a truly great journalist often includes some mistakes along the way. Experienced journalists shared their biggest lessons learned with us.

Clothilde Goujard | August 15, 2017

10 tools to help you improve your English writing skills

Brush up on your English-language writing skills with these 10 free or almost-free tools.

Sam Berkhead | June 12, 2017

Textbook aims to teach journalism and news literacy to kids and teens — one comic at a time

A new comic book-style textbook aims to break the mold of journalism education and enable high school students to see themselves as journalists.

Sam Berkhead | June 07, 2017

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017

Overcoming the challenges of using an interpreter during interviews

Working with an interpreter adds another layer of challenges to the interviewing process. We asked experienced foreign correspondents to find out what has worked for them.

Clothilde Goujard | May 02, 2017

Harnessing the power of comics to tell the news

Comics aren't just for kids anymore. At La Revue Dessinée, journalists and comics are teaming up to report on complex issues — winning awards and acclaim in the process.

Clothilde Goujard | April 24, 2017

How to find an online journalism course

A look at some of the best free or low-cost online courses journalists can take to keep their skills sharp.

IJNet | March 02, 2017

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