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Sam Berkhead

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Sam Berkhead is IJNet’s Manager, overseeing the site across seven languages and managing a team of editors, writers and translators based across the globe. 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

Kerning Cultures podcast adapts oral storytelling to the digital age

Perceptions of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are inadvertently shaped sensationalist coverage of the region, erasing its humanity and nuance. The Kerning Cultures podcast hopes to fill this gap.

Sam Berkhead | August 07, 2018

Interview with Alisa Sopova: Lessons from the state of Ukrainian media

Alisa Sopova is a journalist from Donetsk, Ukraine. She spoke to IJNet about the challenges in Ukrainian media, and what journalists and non-journalists can learn from the country. 

Sam Berkhead | July 31, 2018

Press Pad to connect UK journalism interns with London lodging — at no cost

In an attempt to increase economic diversity in media, this UK organization will provide free lodging and mentorship for journalism interns in London. 

Sam Berkhead | April 26, 2018

How a local newsroom in Brazil learned to track its impact

This digital-first, Brazilian newsroom uses an impact-tracking tool designed by ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos to gain a more accurate and meaningful measure of impact beyond the number of clicks. 

Sam Berkhead | February 26, 2018

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify images, videos

With its unique technology, Truepic allows its users to capture instantly verified images and videos — and journalists can use the service for free.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2017

Kenya's Mercy Juma shares lessons learned from inaugural Elliott Award win

Kenyan broadcast journalist Mercy Juma discusses her experiences as the first-ever Michael Elliott Award winner — and insights for fellow African journalists hoping to enter the contest.

Sam Berkhead | November 28, 2017

Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on pursuing the truth in the face of opposition

Journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shares insights and advice from her Academy Award-winning career.

Sam Berkhead | November 09, 2017

Study shows tech revolution may be leaving newsrooms behind

A new global study from the International Center for Journalists has found that while some news organizations and journalists are making strides in adopting new technologies, even more newsrooms are falling behind.

Sam Berkhead | October 10, 2017

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