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Global View
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore how documentary video and interactive technologies can be combined to tell new kinds of immersive, in-depth stories online. PART 1: NPR’s “Planet Money Makes a T-shirt” This Emmy Award-winning project, created by NPR, raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to travel the world and document how T-shirts are […] more »

Free Speech
by Hiba Zayadin

Car bombs. Suicide attacks. Assassinations. These words are too often attached to any mention of Iraq these days. The reported death toll in this war-torn country reached over 1,000 in January 2014 alone. Journalists have been, and continue to be, among the casualties. In the first of 2014, Firas Mohammed Attiyah, a 28-year-old freelance reporter […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list […] more »

Global View
by Carlos Cabrera

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves. When all is calm, a freelance journalist’s mind is constantly thinking of story ideas. Evergreen features, investigations and life-long obsessions churn in your brain. You’re pitching and waiting. Waiting and then […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Madeleine Bair

This post was co-authored with Kibret Yebetit and Jeya Lorenz The Human Rights Channel works to amplify videos that document human rights issues around the world. But how do we find those videos? One way is with help from our partners at Storyful, who find and verify social media when news breaks. Another important source […] more »

Global View
by Priscila Néri

In January 2012, some partners and I sat around a table in Rio de Janeiro to discuss how to make the stories we were hearing about forced evictions in the city more visible.  We were up against several challenges, and one of the biggest was confronting the local government’s repeated denials that the issue even […] more »

Free Speech
by Margaret Looney

When Marguerite Sullivan started the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) in 2007, she said she faced skepticism as to whether the U.S.-based organization could help advance media development worldwide. But since its launch, CIMA, which is part of the National Endowment for Democracy, has been helping independent news outlets and foundations navigate the ever-shifting media landscape […] more »

Education
by Rachele Kanigel

As a journalism professor at San Francisco State University in one of the most diverse cities in the world, I struggle to get my students to report outside their comfort zones. In my classes, I urge them to interview not just strangers, but people very much unlike themselves — older people, people with different politics, […] more »

Global View
by Davin Hutchins

This article was co-written by Brian Williamson. It’s a first-person account of a project by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The news reports from Syria are dominated by casualty counts: 80 thousand… 90 thousand… 100 thousand people killed in the conflict. Comprehension of Syria’s human suffering is desperately needed to keep the human cost in […] more »


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