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Podcast articleOli Dugmore, head of news and politics, JOE Media, on virtue signalling

People like to share content that matches the values they believe in. One UK entertainment news publisher taps into this and gets millions of hits on its videos - but where is the line?

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Apply now: mentorship scheme to support innovation in UK local and regional newsrooms

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With strict zero-covid policy safety measures and increased surveillance, press coverage of the Olympics may just become a "sportswashing" opportunity for China

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The debate around the licence fee being scrapped by 2027 prompted questions around how the public broadcaster should be financed and what its journalism should look like

New MoJo learning platform Mobile Creator Academy set to launch

If you are serious about becoming a smartphone journalist, there is a new community for you. Plus you can win a place on the course worth $200!

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip : Covering sexual violence in a conflict zone 

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Talking to a journalist about sexual violence in a warzone is risky for any survivor. Dart Center provides guidelines to help you understand what is at stake

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Global regulatory news service Chemical Watch is looking for a news reporter, ideally with experience of working in a newsroom environment and an interest in reporting on environmental policy and regulatory developments. Largely remote-based

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Energy start-up aims to make smart meters "smart"

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The visual search platform that has more active users than Twitter created new tools to help businesses build loyal social audiences and explore untapped revenue streams

Reuters Institute predictions for 2022: nine trends you need to know about

We crunched through the latest Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2022 to round up the most important points publishers need to pay attention to this year

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