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Weekly journalism news update: Future News Fund, audience growth and fact-checking the US 2020 election


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Podcast articleUS local news industry is shifting from adverts to reader revenue model in search of sustainability


At the halfway point of the Medill Local News Initiative, three research leaders identify how local news publishers are responding to 'the big sea change' of increasingly individual reader needs and habits

IMPRESS releases new guidance to help journalists report on election polls

The British press regulator aims to improve the quality of reporting around survey and polling data ahead of the UK general election

First Draft launches campaign to equip journalists with verification skills ahead of US 2020 election

Following fact-checking projects in France, Brazil and Nigeria, CrossCheck plans masterclasses and simulations to prepare journalists for election season in the US

Did you get the Memo? Why Forbes bought a UK publication as part of its European expansion

When The Memo was bought out by the US publisher, it saw readership grow from 500k to 80m in the space of a year

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip: How to report on the climate emergency

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From 360° video to solutions journalism, journalists share how to make reporting on the crisis both engaging and ethical

Jobs board

Director, Media, Information and Journalism Program (based in London and/or New York)

Open Society Foundations is seeking a director to head up its new Media, Information and Journalism Program. Based in London and/or New York.

PR of the week

Christmas Spending Survey 2019 - Results and Statistics asked more than 7,000 people in the UK about their Christmas spending plans this year, including when they start shopping, how much they spend, how many people they buy for, where they plan to shop, etc. Our article presents the most interesting results from our survey and it gives the UK plenty of Christmas statistics for 2019.

Freelancers for hire


Stand-up comedy: why showing that journalists are 'human' can boost audience trust

What happens when journalists try to deliver a punchline? Standup For Journalism project finds that humour can improve public perception of the media

Freelancer launching online platform that promises to treat writers and sources with respect

New digital magazine Lacuna Voices will feature underrepresented stories while paying freelancers upon submission - not publication - of their articles

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