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Why Forbes is building a 'velvet-roped' social network

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After acquiring photo sharing app Camerama, Forbes is building its own network of apps with the technology

4 trends to remember in mobile-first journalism

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MoJo expert Robb Montgomery detailed his predictions for where the field is headed, speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

Beyond websites: How AJ+ is innovating in digital storytelling

Six months since launch, the 'startup within the Al Jazeera network' is experimenting with different angles, platforms and stories to engage their audience

15 tools for content curation and making yourself an expert

Being an authority on a particular topic is part of a journalist's job, and curation expert Robin Good shared his favourite tools for the job at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

New Verification Handbook for investigations

Craig Silverman explains why the new companion to the Verification Handbook from the European Journalism Centre focuses on user-generated content in investigative reporting

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The truth about our dog meat scandal

Fruity King did not feed our software engineer dog meat. We admit it was a bit controversial to post such a picture, but as dog lovers, we wanted to help raise awareness about the grisly dog meat trade

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How to deal with online rumours and debunking

Tow Center fellow Craig Silverman shared his advice on responsibly discussing rumours and debunking misinformation online in launching new study 'Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content'

Ophan: Key metrics informing editorial at the Guardian

The outlet's in-house analytics platform, designed to promote the 'democratisation of data', recently launched new features including a bigger focus on attention time