• Verification Handbook website launched

    Verification Handbook website launched

    The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists providing tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines on how to deal with user-generated content.

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  • The Source – Independent financial and business news service launched in Zimbabwe

    The Source – Independent financial and business news service launched in Zimbabwe

     

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  • Doing Journalism with Data:

    Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

    A free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

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  • Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme

    Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme

    The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues.

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  • JournaJobs.eu

    JournaJobs.eu enabling professional journalism

    Times are tough, especially if you are a journalist who is trying to make a living solely off of your reporting. EJC's JournaJobs is here to help you out.

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Featured EJC Projects

MFSII - Press Freedom 2.0

A five-year, international media development initiative, Press Freedom 2.0 aims to support democratic development by empowering civil society, citizens, and local media organisations through the implementation of local media projects....

Media Training for Food Scientists

Seeking to improve the coverage of food related issues, the EJC has drawn up a media training project for food scientists. MAITRE provides them with the necessary tools and methods necessary to cooperate and communicate effectively with...

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Bolivia: Press Freedom, Journalism Training, and Media Literacy

The EJC is engaged in three different media projects, each of them aiming to bring change to Bolivia’s media environment. Focusing on press freedom, mainly through the protection of journalists’ rights and media ethics, journalism...

Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organisations

This two-year project sets the foundations for defining EU’s future sports policies. Its point of departure - an empirical analysis of the current governance practices of selected sport organisations, followed by a second phase,...

 
 

Recommended reading

Turning to Public to Back Investigative Journalism - NYTimes.com

If you suspect your local town government is corrupt, would you pay a journalist to investigate? Uncoverage, a website that will be announced on Monday, will test whether the public cares enough about investigative journalism to pay for it. The site, to be at Uncoverage.com, will allow journalists and nonprofits to seek crowdsourced funding for both articles and topics like, for example, the Syrian war.

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How journalists can conduct more effective searches on LinkedIn | IJNet

When Twitter was denying to the press its intention to become a public company, a USA Today reporter broke the story that it was in fact gearing up to launch its IPO. How did he break the story? By using LinkedIn to keep tabs on the company. Journalists can use LinkedIn to conduct more effective searches when looking for sources, story ideas or information. Here's how.

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Q&A: The Guardian’s Gabriel Dance on new tools for story and cultivating interactive journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab

In this Q&A with the Guardian’s Gabriel Dance that focuses on new tools for story and cultivating interactive journalism, Dance says, “I look forward to when the people we have in our newsrooms, aren’t defined by the medium in which they present their work. I’m looking forward to the day we can drop some of the prefixes and leave it as “reporter” or “journalist.””

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PandoDaily buys NSFWCorp to create investigative journalism unit | Poynter.

The NSFW team, including [founder Paul] Carr, will anchor a new, long-form investigative journalism unit at Pando. Carr says what looks like a study in contrast is actually a marriage that has long been in the planning. The site will rename itself Pando.com. “The NSFWCORP brand and voice will be going away, and everything will now be under the Pando brand,” PandoDaily Editor-in-Chief Sarah Lacy writes.

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Latest resources

10 December 2013

Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe

For any cultural journalist, or arts media professional, attending international events is a vital part of the job. However, as a niche specialisation, it can be difficult to secure funding to attend these events. This Guide provides a comprehensive list of resources and funding opportunities to support journalists, as well as other professionals in the cultural sectors.

9 December 2013

Leak Directory

Over the past year, the whistleblowing environment has received at lot of attention. Leak Directory is a resource that journalists can use to understand the risks and protocols of engaging with leakers, as well as discover potential sources. In particular, there are three main areas of the Directory that could be useful for journalists.

3 December 2013

Skyrecorder: Record Skype conversations

Skype has become a staple tool for journalists, yet, without a built in taping feature, it can be difficult to fully utilise it for newsgathering. As there is no in-phone means to record, reporters are forced to conduct interviews on speaker and tape them with a dictaphone. Not only does this turn out low quality audio, but it also carries with it an array of privacy concerns, particularly if the interview is being conducted in a public place. Skyrecorder provides a solution to this problem for journalists using Skype on iPhones.

 

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