Brown Moses launches open-source investigations site


Eliot Higgins, better known as Syria munitions blogger Brown Moses, today launches his new site Bellingcat to help investigative journalists using freely available information

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BBC launches Facebook-first news service in Thailand

Using the Facebook Notes feature as a CMS, World Service journalists hope to provide news 'without fear or favour' to a population in political turmoil


12 tools to make your newsroom more collaborative

Digital tools and platforms have made it even easier for journalists to collaborate on projects across newsrooms or continents

12 social media tools for journalists

In an increasingly vital area for journalists, here are 12 tools journalists can use to search, monitor or curate content from the social web

Posted by Daniele Palumbo on 10/07/14

Crowdfunding independent journalism

The platform, which already launched its beta version, aims to support journalists with donations from the audience

Posted by Daniele Palumbo on 09/07/14

9 free platforms for journalists to learn how to code

Programming is an increasingly useful skill for journalists hoping to stand out in the industry, so here are nine platforms to discover HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby and R

Posted by Daniele Palumbo on 07/07/14

New UGC verification platform SAM is a 'CMS for tweets'

Recently released from beta, SAM aims to streamline sourcing and verification of UGC through enabling better collaboration within newsrooms

Posted by Chris Sutcliffe on 04/07/14

Guardian Australia: lessons in online-only publications

Just over a year after Guardian Australia's one-year anniversary, outgoing editor-in-chief Katharine Viner shares some of the lessons learned in launching an online-only publication in another country

Posted by Abigail Edge on 04/07/14

10 essential self-taught journalism skills

No journalism course is all-encompassing and there will always be new skills to learn, so here are some skills to consider picking up in your free time

Posted by Chris Sutcliffe on 03/07/14

Re-building Haiti: using newsgames for complex issues

The recently published interactive uses a mixture of longform journalism, multimedia and gaming elements to help readers understand the problems facing Haiti after the 2010 earthquake

Posted by Alastair Reid on 03/07/14

The psychology of data visualisation: beyond the numbers

Knowing the process behind memory retention is useful when visualising data for a story, so here are three areas to consider to make your visualisations more memorable

Posted by Chris Sutcliffe on 02/07/14

How to: build a pivot table to find the story in data

Pivot tables allow you to quickly and easily examine data to find the stories hidden within

Posted by Chris Sutcliffe on 01/07/14

Funding new projects in collaboration and verification

Swarmize and Checkdesk win grants in latest news challenge round focusing on strengthening the internet 'for free expression and innovation'

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 30/06/14

Vice News tells journalists' stories in animated series

Illustrated documentary series Correspondent Confidential shows the private stories of international journalists that are often left out in conventional reporting.

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 27/06/14

The '5 commandments' of Vine for viral videos

Speaking at the FIPP Innovation forum in London, Don't Panic's creative director Richard Beer shared his lessons in using the microvideo platform for social shareable content

Posted by Alastair Reid on 26/06/14

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