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Podcast articleLessons from The Correspondent crowdfunding campaign: dos and don'ts of audience engagement

After successfully raising $2.5m with its crowdfunding campaign, Dutch publisher De Correspondent is about to launch its English language version. Here is what the team learned in the process

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Podcast articleThirty-six hours with the Taliban: an all-female CNN crew shows a different reality of life in Afghanistan

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CNN chief international correspondent, Clarissa Ward discusses security measures, ethical challenges and sitting down for an interview with the Taliban chief as a white, western, female journalist

Finding solutions to local issues: how SoJo stories saved French regional publisher from collapse

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In 2015, local newspaper Nice-Matin filled in for bankruptcy. Four years on, it employs 180 journalists across 14 local editions, thanks to a subscription strategy boosted by solutions journalism

BBC News shows that hard-hitting solutions journalism stories can thrive on social media

Speaking at Newsrewired (6 March), Jonathan Paterson, editor, digital video, BBC News said that solutions journalism can hold the key to engaging young, social media-savvy audiences with strong visual content

BBC Local News Partnerships: how breaking out of the London bubble can strengthen the news agenda

Looking outside your newsroom - and your city - for stories comes up with unexpected benefits. Catch up with the main points raised by Matthew Barraclough, head of BBC Local News Partnerships (LNP), speaking at Newsrewired

Micropayments can help online publishers increase revenue without asking for subscription

Removing barriers between readers and content enables publishers tap into wallets of readers not willing to commit long-term - at least not initially

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Tip: Use shadows to determine the time and date a picture was taken

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Here is how to calculate when a scenery has been photographed using clues like shadows and sun position

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Netstar shed light on the dark web and zero-trust at cyber security briefing

Managed IT services provider Netstar, were joined by partner Duo Security and thirty clients from the financial services sector at the Gherkin in central London last week, to explore the latest strategies to detect and prevent cyber-attacks.

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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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