July, 2015

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.