Welcome to the new IJNet

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Miscellaneous

The Financial Times did it last week. Nieman Lab did it the week before. ESPN will do it soon. But today, it’s IJNet’s turn.

As you browse IJNet today, you might notice things look a little different. Our most recent design was in 2010, so it was time to give IJNet a fresh coat of paint and add more user-friendly features, while sticking to our main mission - keeping international journalists up to date on the latest media trends, resources and training opportunities. So today we're launching our brand new site!

When we surveyed our readers in 2013, they told us what they liked (or didn't like) about IJNet. We listened and designed our new site accordingly. As a result, the opportunities we curate for you daily feature prominent deadlines, making it a breeze to apply on time. You can also filter them by topic, region or impending deadline.

You can find all of our tips sheets, interviews with media experts and more in one place, News & Resources. We've also created a special blog, Knight International Media Innovators, where you read all the posts by ICFJ's Knight International Journalism Fellows and their colleagues as they reinvent the future of global news media. 

On the right side of our homepage, you’ll see easy ways to connect with IJNet on social media. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, where we share our recommendations for the best journalism resources across the web, and find us on LinkedInGoogle+ and Tumblr. We’re using these platforms to connect with you to hear your opinions, to share the journalism resources you love and to profile IJNet users.

Since we publish IJNet in seven languages, don’t forget to select the language that best suits you by using the dropdown menu in the upper-right corner of our homepage. Almost all of IJNet’s langauge sites have their own social media profiles, so if you speak Russian, follow us @IJNet_Russian. If you speak Arabic, like us on Facebook at (IJNet) شبكة الصحفيين الدوليين. That list continues for our other languages: Chinese, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Make sure to check us out on mobile and tablet too. The site is responsive, so whether you’re browsing IJNet opportunities on your phone during your morning commute, contributing to our chats on your desktop or watching a training video on your tablet, the site will look the same on any device.

And for all of you subscribed to our free weekly bulletin featuring a roundup of the week's stories and opportunities, you'll see the new design featured there as well, and it's still just as easy to sign up.

We commissioned easytech in Buenos Aires to develop the new site, and D.C.-based web designer Megan Gayle. Gayle and the small team of 12 at easytech helped us realize our goals.

While we hope you like the new site, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you can’t find one of your favorite features or find any flaws. As with any redesign, it's a work in progress, so we’re always open to suggestions from the IJNet community. 

Image CC-licensed on Flickr via Kara Harms