Collaborative journalism has been seen as a way for newsrooms to increase accountability, transparency and accuracy.

But when your partners are scattered at other ends of the country or in different parts of the world, there are obvious logistical challenges to cross: task delegation, hitting deadlines and tracking impact to name but a few.

Gia Castello, program manager at Chicas Poderosas, recommended some key tools and techniques on Ijnet for remote team management. As communication is key, she advised to make use of favourites like Google Hangout, Skype and

"A good practice is to always schedule (meetings) on the same day and at the same time, since it is important that everyone can attend. If you need to switch times, Doodle can help you schedule in different time zones," she writes.

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