Posts from July, 2015
Weekly Writing Tips: Getting Over Writer's Block
There are a couple of small steps that you can do to regain control of your writing process, Taisa explains.
Weekly Writing Tips: Finding Story Ideas on Social Media
Taisa, GV's Brazil editor, offers tips on searching social media for story ideas.
Cool Things Happening in the Newsroom: July 2015 Edition
It’s time for another update from the newsroom -- the place your stories go before they are published on Global Voices.
How Global Voices Reports on ISIS
While reporting on ISIS, we always use a description of the group which is more helpful for our readers to build an understanding of the story ISIS is referenced in.
“Radicals everywhere”: where do we all go wrong?
In the first two months of the year, we have witnessed the attack against a mosque in Sweden causing injuries to five people; the attack against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo which caused a 11 deaths; 60 attacks against mosques and Muslims in France; the North Carolina shooting in which a dedicated...
Weekly Writing Tips: How to Find Story Ideas
It's something we've all struggled with! Taisa, GV's Brazil editor, explains strategies for finding story ideas.
How Covering Black Twitter is like Covering [Insert Country Name]
The Los Angeles Times has hired a writer called Dexter Thomas to cover Black Twitter and other online communities. The Columbia Journalism Review interviewed Thomas in this piece, which focuses primarily—and perhaps predictably—on how he will approach Black Twitter. There are several points in the article where I thought Thomas could have...
What GV Has Taught a Newbie (Me)
I am writing this post now at my hometown, Bandung (Indonesia). I am here for Ramadhan, it is quite a tradition in my country for people to return to their hometown or go meet all people they hold dear in this period of time. The picture above shows my messy,...
Repackaging Global Voices Posts for a Specific Listening Audience
In 2013, the Global Voices Aymara team was awarded one of the Innovation Grants to try something new. The project called “Lingua Airwaves” sought to repackage GV posts into an audio format for radio listeners in El Alto, Bolivia. Many of the 1 million or so residents of the city...
Weekly Writing Tips: The Importance of a Strong Story Opening
Taisa, Brazil editor for Global Voices, talks about how the lead can set the tone and mood of your story.