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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s English and engagement editor, overseeing its English content and social media accounts. Originally from Western New York, she graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in journalism and mass communication. During college, she served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, studied abroad in Northern Ireland and traveled across Europe by herself. In addition to studying Italian for 10 years, she can speak some French and is learning Russian.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Olivia Crellin

British journalist Olivia Crellin found a One World Media grant through IJNet that allowed her to film a documentary in Ecuador. She shared her experiences and advice for fellow reporters with us.

Sam Berkhead | July 19, 2017

The Listening Post Collective to lead local newsrooms into a new form of engagement

How journalists and newsrooms alike can use The Listening Post Collective's new website to develop stronger methods of community engagement.

Sam Berkhead | July 13, 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

IJNet Live: Finding your footing as an international freelancer

Join IJNet for a live chat on Monday, June 5 at 12 p.m. EDT as we discuss tips and strategies for finding success as an international freelancer with real-life freelancers based around the world.

Sam Berkhead | May 22, 2017

Journalist of the month: Sally Hayden

Irish journalist Sally Hayden shares perspectives from her experiences in reporting across five continents.

Sam Berkhead | May 16, 2017

UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

To mark World Press Freedom Day, a new study from UNESCO looks at the threats journalists and their sources face in the digital space — and the legal protections that exist to protect them.

Sam Berkhead | May 03, 2017

IJNet Slack community to foster cross-border connections and collaborations

IJNet is excited to introduce its own Slack community where journalists can connect and share with one another. Here's how you can join.

Sam Berkhead | May 01, 2017

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