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Distributed news: How BuzzFeed curates stories for social platforms

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BuzzFeed uses a one to 13 ranking system to prioritise between platforms and decide where a story should be published

'Know how to fail fast and to thine own self be true' – Q&A with WSJ's Carla Zanoni

Juggling balls

The Wall Street Journal's executive emerging media editor explains why knowing how to prioritise resources is important in an industry that requires constant experimentation

Al Jazeera launches live audio streaming service for mobile-first audiences

The web application is primarily aimed at people in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia, where video news consumption is limited by poor internet connectivity

CNN and Washington Post are experimenting with voicemail for audio storytelling

Love Story and ThisYearILearned are two of the projects the news outlets have developed to collect and share stories using voicemail

App for journalists: Lrn, for learning to code

Learn more about HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python or Ruby during your coffee break or commute with this app

Today’s top tip for journalists

Tip: Bookmark this list of blogs to enhance your data literacy

data journalism

Whether you're looking for tips on creating data visualisations or just seeking inspiration, these 16 blogs can help


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Travel Writers / Researchers / Reviewers (Berlin & Edinburgh)

City Travel Review (CTR projects) - 2016 project member positions in Berlin, Germany (with language learning element), and Edinburgh Scotland (without language learning), between April-September 2016

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PR of the week

International Business Times UK steps up investment in quality journalism with a number of hires

LONDON, UK. 10 February 2016 – International Business Times which reaches 55 million monthly readers globally, today announces a number of additions to its UK newsroom across sport, science, health, news and pictures.

Freelancers for hire

Features

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

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