Digital and Mobile Security for Mexican Journalists and Bloggers
A new survey of 102 journalists and bloggers in 20 Mexican states shows nearly 70 percent have been threatened or have suffered attacks because of their work. In addition, 96 percent say they know of colleagues who have been attacked. Respondents to the survey also say they view cyber-espionage and email-account cracking as the most serious digital risks they face. And while nearly all have access to and rely on the Internet, social networks, mobile phones and blogging platforms for their work, they also admit that they have little or no command of digital security tools such as encryption...
Journalism Ethics: The Global Debate
All over the world, journalists are facing threats to the professional standards of journalism. This manual encourages journalists and media managers to think about ethics in their profession and develop guidelines to meet their circumstances.
Ten Practical Tips for Covering Development
By definition, development stories are big news in developing countries. The problem is media reports are typically just government announcements of infrastructure development – roads, bridges, hospitals, etc. – and official claims that lives will improve. Those articles turn off the reading and viewing public, and that has some editors pulling their staffs off this important coverage.
Here are 10 tips for covering development from Edem Djokotoe,...
Integrating Data Journalism into Newsrooms
This report aims to create a snapshot of the structure, process, incentives and resources behind well-established data-journalism teams at six major U.S. and British media outlets and one Latin American newspaper. The goal: to identify the common threads that are essential for data-journalism teams to work effectively in newsrooms.
English-Chinese Glossary for Financial Terms and Acronyms
Merrill Lynch, in conjunction with Tsinghua University, published this Glossary of Financial Terms and Acronyms, a valuable tool for business journalists and students covering the global economy. English financial terms are often translated into a confusing array of phrases in Chinese. This glossary enables Chinese and American business executives and reporters to use the same language.
Ten Tips for Managing the Migration to Digital Television
Knight Fellow Meredith Beal has written a manual to help African television owners make the transition from analog to digital television. The manual, based on workshops organized with assistance from FCC trainers facilitated by the United States Telecommunications Training Institute and interviews with television station owners in countries which have already migrated, was released at this year's African Media Leaders Forum in...
Who’s Running the Company? A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance
IFC, which promotes good practices in corporate governance in emerging markets, is not in any way associated with ICFJ's charitable gift-giving program.
This Guide is designed for reporters and editors who already have some experience covering business and finance. The goal is to help journalists develop stories that examine how a company is governed, and spot events that may have serious consequences for the company’s survival, shareholders and stakeholders.
Topics include the media’s role as a watchdog, how the board of directors functions, what...
The Business of News: Know Your Audience Increasing Readership and Advertising Through Research - English
Newspapers everywhere are facing the increasing, intense competition for readers' attention and advertising business. Newspaper editors and managers must be aware of the needs and desires of both their readers and advertisers in order to grow in the future. And the learning process must be an ongoing process, because those needs and desires change frequently in a rapidly changing world. This manual walks you through the process of conducting useful market research through quantitative and qualitative methods.
Media and Freedom of Expression in the Americas - English
This manual intends to illustrate the most serious threats to freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Latin America, and it reviews international treaties that guarantee freedom of expression as a fundamental human right necessary for democracy. Some 350 journalists from more than 150 communities in Latin America participated in seminars and shared their individual experiences. Journalists working in major cities, as well as those from provinces and small towns where the media generally are more easily intimidated, discussed threats to freedom of expression and of the press, and...
Ten Practical Tips for Environmental Reporting - English
Ten Practical Tips for Environmental Reporting is the second in a series of instructional guides on specialized reporting techniques published by ICFJ. The tips are aimed mainly toward reporters. Those new to the environmental beat can use the booklet as a guidebook, while veterans may use it to rethink ways of building sources or following up on daily stories. Editors, the “gatekeepers” for what appears in print and broadcast, also can benefit from the tips by learning how to make environmental news clearer and more germane to the public.