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The Cairncross Report: what it says and first impressions


These decent proposals for helping public service journalism are worryingly vulnerable, comments professor Brian Cathcart

Five tips for breaking into broadcast


Whether you are a journalism student or a budding broadcaster with no experience, here is how to get that dream job behind the microphone

Podcast articleAt Tortoise, readers' insights shape the editorial content

The crowdfunded, slow journalism project regularly meets its members to get inspired by their insights, worries and wisdoms

Can micropayments and ad-blocking entice news readers to take up memberships?

South Africa-based news site Daily Maverick has grown its new membership model by offering readers a pay-as-you-go ad-free alternative to paywalls

Comment trolls: how their words can taint your brand

Research found that name-calling, expletives and insults in the comment section of even just one article have impact on the perception of the entire news site. Here is how to tackle it

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip: Explore the value of a side project


Here are seven reasons why journalists should add more strings to their bow

Jobs board

Senior SEO Editor

The Sun Online is looking for a senior SEO editor to work as part of its hugely successful SEO team in London

PR of the week

Extensive study reveals the truth behind UK wedding costs

An extensive study of 18,000 brides by wedding information provider Guides for Brides has shown that the majority of couples in the UK are spending around £12,000 on their wedding - £20,000 less than the £32,000 widely reported in the past.

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Local Democracy Reporters supply 850 regional titles with public interest stories

A year after the launch, three strands of the BBC's Local News Partnership give regional newsrooms a lifeline in hard times

Constructive journalism helps communities find solutions to local problems

Local news does not have to be doom and gloom - Yorkshire-based news website Hull Is This grows its regional audience by featuring positive stories

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