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The Economist and Slate collaborate on The Secret History of the Future to share audiences and expertise


The podcast partnership is part of a wider digital strategy for The Economist to break into the US hotbed, explains deputy editor and head of digital strategy Tom Standage

Does your news organisation have under 500 employees? If so, you could get your hands on the latest Google cloud technology — for free


The latest Google News Initiative service, Google Cloud, aims to ‘help journalism thrive in the digital age’ by offering G Suite licences to local publishers

Why your news organisation should get started with Alexa Flash Briefings

The short, on-demand audio clips could help you reach wider audiences on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis

NYT uses data visualisation to bring climate change home. Literally.

The New York Times joined forces with Climate Impact Lab to create an interactive feature that allows readers to see how much hotter their hometown is today compared to when they were born

Podcast articleHow collaborative podcast The Secret History of the Future aims to bring US audiences to The Economist

The Economist’s Tom Standage talks about their ten-part podcast partnership with US-based Slate and working across The Atlantic Ocean

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Tip: 12 tools for reporting on hurricanes and other disasters

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Addiction causes, resources and treatments for people from LGBTQ+ communities

Issues with addiction have long been recognised as far greater within LGBTQ+ communities, and Serenity Health are specialists in providing the supportive treatments and understanding that are essential for a sustained recovery

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Get with the program: The benefits of coding skills in the newsroom

Learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript may not be glamorous, but programming knowledge can help you engage audiences in different ways

How Note to Self crowdsourced stories about information overload from 30,000 people

The team behind the weekly podcast convinced listeners to sign up for Infomagical and fight information overload both individually and as a community

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