Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

By Genevieve Belmaker for Poynter Journalists are often warned about the perils of getting emotionally involved with stories and subjects, but when reporting on a tragedy there’s always room to act as a human being first and a reporter second. Reporting on the pain of the small college town of Blacksburg, Va., after the horrific … More Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

5 ways journalists can use social media for on-the-ground reporting in the Middle East

By Genevieve Belmaker for Poynter.org Social media is a particularly powerful tool in the Middle East, where in some countries it gives people a way to express themselves. That expression takes many forms, from social protest, to political criticism, to sharing news and information. Most recently, groups such as the Israeli Defense Force have been using … More 5 ways journalists can use social media for on-the-ground reporting in the Middle East

In Journalism, Photographers and Writers on Unequal Footing

I have often wondered about the difference between photojournalists and reporters. Aside from the obvious differences of the medium that they use to convey information, it seems that in the shifting media industry, photojournalists are more equipped to succeed professionally and financially. While writing a recent article for Quill, the magazine of the Society of … More In Journalism, Photographers and Writers on Unequal Footing