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A journalism student’s survival guide to online lectures

10pm curfews, isolation and being glued to your screen for lectures is not the typical idea of 'university life'. We asked this year's students for their best bits of advice on acing e-learning

Posted by Emily Redman on 27/10/20

Documenting India's migrant crisis with smartphones and bicycles

Two mobile journalists pedalled 600km to share the stories of migrant workers who fled the Indian capital because of the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/10/20

Under-35s feel 'less anxious' about getting news from trusted brands than on social media

The covid-19 crisis strengthened the trust between recognised news brands and their audiences as the pandemic forced us to focus on what truly matters

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/10/20

Financial Times' three-step plan to drive subscriptions

During the lockdown, the business news publisher relaxed its hard paywall. Instead of losing its paying readers, it hit its yearly subscriptions growth goal in just three months

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/10/20

Julie Posetti: post-pandemic journalism will be 'more mission-driven, public service-focused, and audience-centred'

To understand the impact of the pandemic on the media, ICFJ surveyed more than 1,400 journalists in 125 countries. We take a look at the first results and what they mean for the present and future of our industry

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 16/10/20

How membership models give independent publications the creative freedom to thrive

When the pandemic hit, gal-dem launched its membership early to offset the disappearance of ad revenue. It not only restored commissioning budgets at a crucial time, but meant editorial teams were no longer beholden to brands

Posted by Cameron Brooks on 16/10/20

UK publisher GRV Media just had its best quarter ever despite the pandemic

Although the media sector is still shaken by the covid-19 crisis, the sports and entertainment publisher hit record advertising revenue. Its recipe for success during the crisis? Over-communicate, diversify and launch new projects

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/10/20

Why seven hyperlocal magazines merged to make it through lockdown

When the pandemic hit, local advertising revenue dried up. Seven hyperlocal titles in Brighton and Hove united to offer local businesses wider exposure for less money, building a more sustainable business model in the process

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/10/20

Why empathetic leadership is necessary to diversify newsrooms

Times of crisis and profound transformation are also an opportunity to change news teams for the better. But inclusive journalism is not just about 'diverse' hiring

Posted by James Gray and Marcela Kunova on 25/09/20

Megan Marrelli, program manager of Meedan, on fact-checking health information during covid-19

As there is still so much we do not know about the coronavirus, Meedan's Digital Health Lab answers journalists' burning questions on 'mid-information' - a science that is still largely unknown

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/09/20

How has covid-19 affected press freedom around the world?

There have been 426 press freedom violations worldwide in connection to coronavirus coverage. Journalists in Asia, southern Africa and the Middle East talk about the biggest challenges and what can be done

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/09/20

The Membership Puzzle Project launches a guide to building a sustainable business model for your newsroom

Whether you want to find a new revenue source or engage with your readers to regain their trust, this resource provides 34 tried-and-tested case studies

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/09/20

Seven tips for journalism students to ace their virtual courses

University is going to be a bit different this year. Here is how to get the most of Zoom lectures

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/09/20

After threatening its very existence, covid-19 gave local sports reporting a whole new meaning

So long as the matches are played behind closed doors, sports reporters create the vital link between audiences and their favourite players

Posted by James Gray on 18/09/20

Cassius Rayner, iPhone filmmaker, on staying creative during covid-19

Like most freelancers, Rayner lost his income during the pandemic while fearing for his health. But rather than giving up, he poured his worries into a creative project that documented history in the making

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/09/20

'Personal approach and honesty' are the secret to membership success during the coronavirus pandemic

Spain's second largest digital newspaper eldiario.es attracted 20,000 new members in one month after the editor asked readers to support its well-known investigative journalism in a heartfelt letter

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/09/20

Kim Bui, director of audience innovation at Arizona Republic, and David Cohn, co-founder of Subtext, on building reader relationships via SMS

Texting our friends is normal, getting texts from news outlets is unusual. But this is how US journalists are keeping their most loyal readers engaged with covid-19 and furlough updates

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/09/20

Mariel Richards, CEO of gal-dem, on launching a membership programme during covid-19

When the pandemic hit, gal-dem lost £60k in ad revenue in just a couple of weeks. So it asked the community to support its independent journalism - and 700 new members signed up in just one day

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/09/20

Tip: Safety tips for photojournalists in the time of covid-19

Are you a photographer covering the coronavirus pandemic? Bookmark this advice from experts who documented health crises like Ebola, SARS and H1N1 flu

Posted by Sandra Stoica on 01/09/20

Hannah Storm, CEO of Ethical Journalism Network, on mental health in the newsroom during covid-19

Isolated, anxious and unable to share: the pandemic has brought about a concerning combination of stressors that journalists must deal with. But it is also an opportunity to rethink and reshape the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/08/20

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