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Weekly News Update (18th-24th June)

We discuss: Latest research from Ofcom, reporting mental illness responsibly,'s new blockchain tools, the BBC's Shared Data Unit Project and Scootercaster's work on wheels

Mun-Keat Looi, Mosaic commissioning editor, joins opening panel on journalism beyond the news cycle

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Learn from experts at's 22nd conference on 11 July

Ofcom research reveals lack of diversity in UK radio

Women, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities are under-represented in the UK-based radio industry, according to broadcast watchdog Ofcom

The on-demand audio revolution gathers pace

Publishers are getting excited about podcasts and for good reason, argues Nic Newman, lead author of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report

The World Cup reporting just got more immersive with Google AMP Stories

BBC News Labs and The Telegraph experiment with Google’s visual storytelling feature to bring football fans a more engaging mobile experience

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip: Advice for tackling gender imbalance in news media

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Here's a list of practical ways you can better represent women voices in your news organisation

Jobs board

Journalism teacher (summer school)

Journalism teacher needed for International Summer School in Cambridge. ISSOS is looking for a charismatic and inspirational individual who is experienced in their field and has experience in leading, motivating and encouraging a group of young people

PR of the week

World's weirdest football album of 100 songs about this year's World Cup!

World record-breaking indie band The Pocket Gods release their new album 100X30 World Cup! That's 100 songs all 30 seconds long about this year’s Football World Cup in Russia! Their Spotify protest albums are featured in the Guinness Book Of Records!

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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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