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What makes a good writer? Human stories, active voice and an open mind


Author of the new book "Write Like You Mean It" Steve Gamel shares his tips on perfecting your style and storytelling techniques

Where is the problem in the diversity pipeline?


Diversity champion and editor of The Conversation Jo Adetunji says that newsrooms must stop hiring in their own image and young journalists need to learn to pester the pros

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Katie Vanneck-Smith of Tortoise

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to one of the founders of a slow journalism publisher that went from 0 to 130,000 members in two years

Podcast articleInnovative US local newsroom strategies: Kati Erwert and Kristin Dizon of The Seattle Times

In this new series, we talk about the local news organisation that raises millions of dollars through crowdfunding and philanthropy. We learn about the conversations they have with donors to make this possible

Indifference, not hostility, is the main barrier to building trust in news

A new RISJ report finds that it is not the shouty Twitterati but the disengaged public who struggles to connect with and trust the media

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Tip: Convey the scale of inequality using visualisation tools


GIJN provides tips on how to help audiences connect with the reality behind the data of economic disparity

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Major golf championships accelerate sustainability drive with help from Swedish drinking water company Bluewater

Two Major golf championships - The Open and The Senior Open Presented by Rolex - are spearheading more sustainable sports events by ending the need for single-use plastic bottles with the help of unique drinking water solutions from Sweden's Bluewater

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South China Morning Post experiments with blockchain to record ‘shared human history’

The publisher will turn its archives into NFTs that can be viewed, collected and traded by the public. But why does this matter to a news organisation?

Preparing for the "cookiepocalypse" with first-party data strategies

The end of third-party cookies has cast uncertainty over the digital advertising model. Publishers like News UK are taking proactive steps to safeguard their future

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