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How do you manage a breaking news team from home?


The New York Times planned to add a London-based team to its breaking news operation in 2020 but the pandemic put those plans on ice for eight months. A deputy editor talks about how this forced the newly-created UK team to become more resourceful

Reuters Institute's media trends and predictions for 2021


RISJ's senior research associate Nic Newman talks about new revenue models, the rise of entrepreneurial journalism and the possibilities unlocked by artificial intelligence

Coronavirus, statistical chaos and the news, one year on

UK news organisations have risen to the many professional challenges posed by covid-19 and its chaotic statistics. Journalism scholar An Nguyen reflects on the first year of data and science in the news, and the lessons to take into the future of journalism

No newsroom, no problem: tips and tricks for working through lockdown

When covid-19 forced newsrooms to close their doors, journalists had to start working from kitchen tables and makeshift home studios. Three reporters share their sources of inspiration and clever shortcuts

Five tips for media studies freshers

Are you worried about starting a journalism degree during the pandemic? We answer your questions about virtual student life

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip: How to write an engaging lead


This compilation of best practices will help you nail your opening hook and keep readers reading

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The next Windrush scandal: migrant parents of British children

Collective legal action is needed to stop the deportation of hundreds of migrant parents of British children who are refused settlement after 1 July 2021

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Should journalists use social media to voice their opinions?

Twitter outrage can reflect poorly on a publication that strives for impartiality. At the same time, journalists rightly want to use the platform for its designed purpose: sharing views and discussing opinions

How to finance public interest news in the misinformation world

Advertising money is not enough. From philanthropic funding to regulating social platforms, here are some ideas on how to fund news people really need but seldom buy

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