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Pandemic opened newsrooms to journalists with disabilities

In lockdown, working from home became accepted and an access barrier has been (finally) lifted

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/04/21

Tip: A guide to responsible reporting on vaccines

It is not the journalist's responsibility to make sure that people get vaccinated. But we must provide audiences with accurate information they can trust

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 01/04/21

Newsroom managers must do more to support staff's mental wellbeing

Journalists are sharing stories of pandemic-related stress and anxiety on a newly created website to seek peer support and fight stigma

Posted by Rachael Panday on 31/03/21

Taking care of your mental wellbeing can help you become a better journalist

You can change your approach to work to cope better in these difficult times

Posted by Hannah Storm on 29/03/21

How coronavirus has affected humanitarian journalism

Travel bans meant that newsrooms had to work with local reporters, and bringing humanitarian crises to an already-overwhelmed audience was always going to be a hard sell

Posted by Emily Cole on 24/03/21

Slack group for freelancers grows into a social enterprise to seek financial sustainability

The Society for Freelance Journalists was set up a year ago to help those struggling with cancelled work and low morale during the pandemic. A new company status is a step towards revenue transparency

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/03/21

Paul Ostwald, co-founder of Forum.eu, on launching a media startup in a pandemic

How did this European media startup succeed to create a collaborative virtual newsroom in the space of a few months?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/03/21

What journalists wish they knew if they were starting out during a pandemic

Covid-19 has afforded us a moment to reflect on how newsrooms work. Here is some universal advice for budding reporters that has held true over time

Posted by Ella Cotton on 12/03/21

Tip: Nine best practices for reporting on covid-19

Four journalists spanning four continents share lessons learned one year on from the start of the pandemic

Posted by Ella Cotton on 08/03/21

Tom Hourigan, senior journalist, BBC News, on reporters' mental health during the pandemic

A new website encourages journalists to open up about the stress and anxiety caused by the lockdown. We spoke to the founder about what newsroom leaders must do to better look after their staff

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/03/21

David Higgerson, chief audience officer, Reach plc, on overcoming leadership challenges during the pandemic

When the country went into lockdown, the newspaper group furloughed and laid off hundreds of staff but it also launched three new local titles. How did it set priorities amid uncertainty?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/02/21

Rusbridger: Facebook needs to be cut some slack on news and regulation

The Facebook Oversight Board member defended the company’s approach during a forthright debate with the journalist Carole Cadwalladr and author Jillian York, organised by EJN

Posted by Matt Walsh on 22/02/21

Facebook ban on news in Australia: "It caught us completely off guard"

Facebook users cannot see or share news on the platform just days before vaccine rollout in the country. Newsrooms are now concerned for communities and older users who rely on Facebook for information

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 18/02/21

How to lead a media organisation in 2021

Having a strategy is not the same as getting results. Lucy Kueng talks about what distinguishes top leaders from everyone else

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/02/21

The bittersweet impact of the pandemic on freelance journalism

Many freelancers saw their commissions and revenue take a nosedive but some have thrived despite the challenges. We surveyed the industry to find out how they feel about their career choice after a challenging year

Posted by Katherine Cenaj and Marcela Kunova on 01/02/21

How to kick-start your freelancing career during the pandemic

From budgeting to networking, four journalists share their best tips to help you take that first step on your freelancing journey

Posted by Sean Knox on 29/01/21

What skills are hiring managers looking for in 2021?

If you are a trainee journalist or a recent graduate, your CV might be looking a tad bare after a year of disruptions and lockdowns. But there is still plenty you can show to a recruiter

Posted by Katherine Cenaj on 27/01/21

How covid-19 impacted journalism in emerging economies and the Global South

A new report shows fresh approaches newsrooms have used in covering covid-19

Posted by Damian Radcliffe on 25/01/21

UK parliament told the media needs greater covid-19 data transparency

Trust in the media is declining as the public is growing sceptical of politicians but audiences are still hungry for coronavirus statistics. A select committee hears that news organisations should not need to rely on leaks to satisfy this demand

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/01/21

How do you manage a breaking news team from home?

The New York Times planned to add a London-based team to its breaking news operation in 2020 but the pandemic put those plans on ice for eight months. A deputy editor talks about how this forced the newly-created UK team to become more resourceful

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/01/21

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