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Why US local business news site BoiseDev is ditching paywalls in favour of ‘timewalls’


The publisher launches a new subscription service which gives readers community-orientated articles in advance

Quartz AI Studio launches an open-source platform to help journalists use machine learning

The US publisher offers reporters with no coding skills a set of free tools to help them write better data-driven stories

University of Birmingham receives WhatsApp grant to find out how to reduce the spread of misinformation during elections

The research team will specifically analyse the use of the messaging app in the upcoming Nigerian polls, through in-depth interviews, focus groups and surveys

Tool for journalists: INJECT, for finding unexpected new angles for your stories

Use this browser extension to boost your creativity and see your topic in a brand new light

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Tip: Six pieces of honest advice for freelance journalists


Journalist Helen Jackson provides her survival guide to freelance writing

Jobs board

Managing editor

Cognitive Publishing seeks a managing editor to join the business and become an integral member of the senior team in Manchester

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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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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