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Do you need new design inspiration?

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Design inspiration can come from many different places: nature, brands, television shows, book covers, or reading books specifically about design. Books to read Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative and The Steal Like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon Editorial Design:…

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Covering the pandemic’s impact on Haiti’s deaf community

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by Stéphanie Fillion, International Journalists’ Network Haitian journalist Milo Milfort’s mantra is to never accept authorities’ words as the undeniable truth before questioning them. He is an active participant in the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, a project of the International Journalists’ Network and their parent organization, International Center for Journalists. He is the author of an…

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China: Emily Feng talks about her experience covering COVID-19

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by The Coalition for Women in Journalism Emily Feng is a Beijing-based international correspondent for the National Public Radio (NPR) – an American media organization. We asked Emily how she has been keeping up as a journalist in the midst of COVID-19. “When the outbreak first began everyone, including journalists, were not aware of how…

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Essential data journalism tips and resources

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by Naomi Ludlow, International Journalists’ Network Communicating data can feel like an overwhelming task. As journalists, how can we translate extensive numbers-based research and analysis into coherent, comprehensible reporting?  Data journalists have honed this skill set. They’ve refined how to best present data-related findings to most effectively inform their readers.  In an ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting…

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Journalists in Singapore cover COVID-19’s impact on migrant workers

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by Chanté Russell, International Journalists’ Network When COVID-19 broke out in Singapore in early 2020, the country shut down. Migrant workers, who make up over 20% of the population, generally live in dormitories. When the country went into lockdown, these workers were isolated in their small rooms with limited access to resources and a constant fear…

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The end of Flash (and what that means for digital publishing)

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As you may know, Adobe ended support for Flash on December 31, 2020. This didn’t come as a surprise. Adobe announced this move back in 2017. However, many publishers who were using Flash for page turns on digital magazines or other multi-media options need to find another solution. After December 31, 2020, Adobe stopped distributing…

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12 apps journalists can use to record interviews remotely

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by Damian Radcliffe, International Journalists’ Network Although most journalists prefer to conduct interviews face-to-face, the reality is that in the COVID age, that’s seldom possible.  Modified equipment has enabled broadcast journalists to record interviews while practicing social distancing. But, I would argue that unless you really need to conduct an interview in person, don’t.  This,…

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Safety and security best practices for freelance journalists

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by Lucía Ballon-Becerra, International Journalists’ Network The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed safety concerns front and center for journalists in 2020. As they have reported on the novel coronavirus, journalists and newsroom editors have regularly been tasked with analyzing the health and security risks that accompany their coverage.  How have freelance journalists ensured that their safety…

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Lean, zine-printing machines: How magazines are pressing on through lockdown

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By John McCarthy, The Drum The Drum’s John McCarthy and Sam Bradley catch up with a host of editors and publishers to explore how magazines have adapted during the pandemic. The role of print in magazine publishing has long been under question, with ink on paper looking set to be the preserve of niche, indie…

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Self-care for journalists

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Self-care for journalists is vital during a crisis. As the pandemic stretches on, we’ve put together a list of resources to help refresh you. On-demand workshops: Mission drift: Protecting what matters most Practices that sustain us in the long journey Preventing Burnout Blog posts: When discouragement sets in 4 tips to staying safe when covering…

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