IRE Conference Attracts Record 1800 to Philly

The annual conference of the US-based Investigative Reporters and Editors just ended in Philadelphia, drawing a record 1800 investigative reporters, data journalists, FOI fighters, profs and students from 33 countries -- the largest ever gathering on investigative journalism. The #IRE15 site now includes links to over 80 tip sheets and presentations.

Source: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Posted on: June 7, 2015

16 Tips for Picking the Right Journalism School

At a recent forum, admissions chiefs from two prominent journalism schools -- Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism.Journalism Grad School -- offered useful advice for applying to J school. The story is a bit US-centric, but there are useful bits of advice offered. Our favorite: "Read the News Every Day."

Source: College Media Matters

Posted on: November 9, 2014

Sri Lanka Bans NGOs from Media Contacts, Training

Enter this in the hard-to-believe category: the government of Sri Lanka just issued an order banning NGOs from working with the media. Any media. Included on the list of restricted activity: "conducting press conferences, workshops, journalism training and dissemination of press releases." Goons have already disrupted training workshops for journalists on the island.

Source: IFEX

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Digital Media Tools Catalog Includes Free Tutorials

Resources: Poynter and the American Press Institute have created a Digital Tools Catalog with links to dozens of useful apps and other tools for journalism and publishing. Includes 12 free webinar tutorials on document mining, content curation, storytelling, and more.


Posted on: July 2, 2014

BBC College of Journalism Now Open to World

The BBC College of Journalism is making its training resources free to the public in 11 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hausa, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Urdu and Vietnamese. More languages to come soon. Among the topics covered: using social media, verification, web writing, packaging for TV, investigations, interviewing, and security.

Source: BBC Academy

Posted on: July 2, 2014