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#Tip: Follow our YouTube channel for weekly screencasts has started to produce a weekly screencast outlining different tools

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 15 April 2014

#Tip: Take note of this advice for video interviews

Conducting video interviews can be daunting if you’re used to being behind the camera, rather than in front of it. In this video posted by the BBC College of Journalism, BBC reporters Jon Sopel, Jane Corbin and Jim Fitzpatrick offer their advice for on-screen interviews. Although the tips are aimed at television interviews, they can [...]

Posted by Abigail Edge on 11 April 2014

#Tip: Note these ways to optimise images for Twitter's in-stream preview

Find the recommended size and crop ratio to make the most of Twitter's in-stream previews for images.

Posted by Abigail Edge on 9 April 2014

#Tip: Advice from the top on how to be a good mobile editor

Read these six top tips on how to be a good mobile editor

Posted by Abigail Edge on 8 April 2014

#Tip: How often should you be posting to social media?

Tips for scheduling social media posts

Posted by Abigail Edge on 7 April 2014

#Tip: Remember these science writing tips for getting more from a study

Tips from the Guardian on good science writing

Posted by Alastair Reid on 4 April 2014

#Tip: Advice for making FOI requests in the UK and US

Guides for freedom of information requests in the US and UK

Posted by Alastair Reid on 3 April 2014

#Tip: How to build sources when you're starting out

Advice on building a network of sources as a young journalist

Posted by Alastair Reid on 2 April 2014

#Tip: Remember these guides to online content length

Guidelines to content length for online publishing

Posted by Alastair Reid on 1 April 2014

#Tip: Learn how to use Weibo to find Chinese stories

A guide to finding sources on Chinese social network Weibo

Posted by Alastair Reid on 31 March 2014

#Tip: Watch this quick video on riot safety for journalists

Kiev, Caracas, Istanbul… London? It is difficult to predict when or how a protest may turn into a riot, so the best policy is to be prepared for anything. The BBC runs public order awareness courses through its College of Journalism, and in this video Mal Geer, who runs the course, explains some of the [...]

Posted by Alastair Reid on 24 March 2014

#Tip: Remember these 10 tips for interviewing

Journalism tips for interviewing

Posted by Alastair Reid on 21 March 2014

#Tip: Remember these digital ethics issues for journalism

Tips for journalists on digital ethics issues

Posted by Alastair Reid on 20 March 2014

#Tip: Advice from Twitter on tweet engagement

Advice for Twitter engagement

Posted by Alastair Reid on 18 March 2014

#Tip: 5 pieces of advice for getting into music journalism

Tips and advice on getting into music journalism

Posted by Alastair Reid on 10 March 2014

Tip: How to do vox pops

Vox pops are a rite of passage for many young journalists. They are a good way of crowdsourcing information on topical issues, but approaching complete strangers can feel a bit awkward. Here are some good tips for reporters who are just starting out.

Posted by Abigail Edge on 25 February 2014

#Tip: Here's how you can password protect a Google form

A how-to guide for password protecting Google forms

Posted by Alastair Reid on 11 February 2014

#Tip: How to cover breaking news

A new e-book from Poynter highlights tips from award-winning journalists for covering breaking news stories. The Denver Post’s new director Kevin Dale offers advice following lessons learned from the Post’s coverage of the Aurora cinema shootings – a story that broke around 1am when only the night digital producer was left in the newsroom. Dale’s [...]

Posted by Abigail Edge on 7 February 2014

#Tip: How journalists can run a successful blog

Blogging can be a good way for journalists to showcase their knowledge and skills. But how can you make it a success? Political blogger Susie Boniface (@fleetstreetfox), food blogger Claire Macdonald and Mumsnet editor Kate Williams were among the panellists at a recent Women in Journalism event where speakers discussed how journalists can benefit from [...]

Posted by Abigail Edge on 6 February 2014

#Tip: How to organise your Facebook news feed

If your Facebook news feed is a muddle of cat pictures, news stories, and yawn-inducing posts from that girl at school you haven’t spoken to in 10 years, you might want some help getting organised. Luckily Mashable has some great tips for curating a Facebook news feed, including ways to see more (or less) from [...]

Posted by Abigail Edge on 5 February 2014
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