The International Center for Journalists created this project to help journalists learn about innovations and opportunities around the world. They also encourage the spread of professional knowledge.
HackPack talked to Samantha Berkhead, who manages a team of editors and writers at IJNet, to learn more about the project and how you can best utilize it.
Main goal: Help journalists of all nationalities and experience levels improve their skills and advance their careers. We believe that journalism is for everyone, and we work to ensure that the latest journalism resources, tools and opportunities are free and accessible to those who need it most.
Top countries by unique visitors: Brazil, United States, Mexico, Spain, Egypt
Languages: IJNet publishes in seven languages — Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
Who is it for: IJNet focuses on developing journalists throughout their career, from journalists starting their career to an editor or leader in the newsroom. People always say that real learning comes through a combination of classroom study and practical, hands-on experience. The website acts as the “classroom,” and opportunities like fellowships or reporting trips are the real-world experience component.
Last night, at ICFJ’s 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner, we celebrated outstanding journalists who speak truth to power and have great impact. The honorees challenged journalists to fight corruption, speak up for the powerless and stand up to those who seek to distort the truth.
Serbia is a good case study for understanding how autocrats can take over a democracy, said investigative journalist Stevan Dojčinović as he accepted the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists.
Kenyan TV reporter Rose Wangui doesn’t shy away from taboo subjects. She has tackled topics such as sexual bondage of young girls, violence against Kenyan women workers overseas, and squalid school conditions where children lack even desks or pencils.