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Decisions, decisions: weighing up long-term revenue models in digital publishing

Reuters, La Repubblica and The Sunday Times set out to find new ways to monetise their content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/06/21

Covering climate change: what can journalists learn from the pandemic?

The climate crisis and covid-19 share many similarities - they are scary, intangible, and difficult to explain. Reuters Institute’s Wolfgang Blau talks about best practices to bring environmental stories to your audiences

Posted by Osama Gaweesh on 04/06/21

How will covid-19 shape the future of UK court reporting?

Many court reporters have made do with Skype calls to cover legal proceedings during the pandemic. Despite ropey connections and bad audio, this could help renew interest in the field

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/06/21

How artificial intelligence can help solve journalism’s problems

Local and investigative journalists use AI-powered tools to save time and money and focus on what they do best: tell stories

Posted by Isobel McCarthy, Marcela Kunova on 26/05/21

Viral Facts Africa fights covid infodemic with emojis and animated messages

A collaborative project experiments with shareable social content to tackle the spread of coronavirus misinformation on the continent

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/05/21

Trauma reporting: telling the stories that matter, better

When covering covid-19, underprepared journalists risk doing more harm than good to themselves, their interviewees and their employer's reputation

Posted by Jo Healey on 10/05/21

New policing and crime publication launches in Scotland

The 1919 Magazine will cover highly charged political subjects, offering opportunities to freelancers who are having a hard time during the pandemic

Posted by Anthony Coote on 07/05/21

How covid-19 has accelerated encroachments on media freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, Damian Radcliffe looks at how governments around the world leveraged the pandemic to undermine public trust in journalism and science

Posted by Damian Radcliffe on 03/05/21

Tristan Kirk, court correspondent, The Evening Standard, on virtual attendance at UK courts

The pandemic meant journalists swapped courtrooms for living rooms to cover legal hearings. Now new proposed legislation could make virtual reporting a permanent feature, which could be a game-changer for the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/04/21

Tip: Break through covid-19 news fatigue

Focusing on what your audience truly needs is vital when covering the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by Charlotte Burholt on 16/04/21

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

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