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RISJ Digital News Report 2024: Five trends to watch in the UK

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When it comes to the news, Britons are reluctant to pay for it, worn out by it and are not sold on the idea of AI helping it (yet)

Social media-inspired content strategies for your newsroom

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Young people like authentic, bite-sized content on their news feeds - something that the modern liveblog can easily emulate

Keeping the conversation clean: How AI helps the Financial Times moderate comments

In this special series that focuses on journalism rather than algorithms, we look at how automation steps in to clean up comment sections, freeing human moderators to find hidden gems and help build a thriving reader community

Nimble, disciplined and different: How The Mill is swimming against the tide of journalism hardships

The Substack startup will have six regional publications by the end of 2024, following investment last year, expanding and hiring at a time of newsroom closures and job layoffs

'My colleagues helped me through the hardest story of my career'

Sky News senior producer James Scurry says that trauma-informed journalism matters for people both inside and outside the newsroom

Podcast articleIndie News Week: Hani Barghouthi of PINF on galvanising local communities

40 independent publishers are taking part in online campaigns and in-person events up and down the UK, in a combined effort to generate interest and revenue for community journalism

Jobs board

Digital reporter

Local tabloid newspaper seeks a top-class senior or trainee reporter with, ideally, NCTJ qualifications and 100wpm shorthand. A driving licence is essential, as is access to a car

PR of the week

Cotswolds personal trainer launches podcast to inspire the over 55s

Personal trainer James Hilton has launched a podcast 'Jim's Gym - Inspiring Movement'. James, a specialist in biomechanics and injury recovery from the Cotswolds, runs Jim's Gym, a virtual online space supporting people over 55 to be more active

Freelancers for hire

Features

Five things lecturers wish they knew before teaching journalism

"Be prepared to question, adapt or abandon some of your cherished assumptions about what the industry gets right and wrong"

Five key takeaways from the UK select committee on the future of news

News executives say that the industry is facing pressure from all directions: generative AI, the business model and relationships with big tech companies. But not everyone agrees on solutions

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