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

On top of battling against a deadly virus, journalists in many countries had to fight censorship, misinformation and fragile business models. 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

Coronavirus, statistical chaos and the news, one year on

UK news organisations have risen to the many professional challenges posed by covid-19 and its chaotic statistics. Journalism scholar An Nguyen reflects on the first year of data and science in the news, and the lessons to take into the future of journalism

Posted by An Nguyen on 15/01/21

Five tips for media studies freshers

Are you worried about starting a journalism degree during the pandemic? We answer your questions about virtual student life

Posted by Zaynah Esat on 14/01/21

New campaign calls for a genuine commitment to diversify UK newsrooms

"A central tenet of journalism is holding the powerful to account. That simply cannot preclude looking inwardly at our own newsroom practices any longer"

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 13/01/21

Let us make 2021 a year of good leadership, empathy and effective communication

As stress and anxiety in the newsrooms are mounting, senior news leaders must focus on mental health to harness the power of their remote teams

Posted by Hannah Storm on 11/01/21

Six self-care tips for journalists to stay sane during the pandemic

The news cycle is once again dominated by harrowing stories about covid-19. As stress and anxiety in the newsroom are a growing concern, try these free and simple ways to take care of your mental wellbeing

Posted by Freya McCoy on 07/01/21

Tip: How to report accurately on covid-19 vaccines

There are more questions then answers when it comes to science around vaccines. Here is how to find clarity in the sea of misinformation

Posted by Freya McCoy on 05/01/21

MoJo checklist: covering political events with a smartphone during covid-19

NDTV's Umashankar Singh shares tips on braving the streets (and helicopters) to cover rallies in the midst of a global pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/01/21

Six tips for getting hired during the pandemic

This year, finding a job in the media has been even more difficult than usual. Four journalists tell us how they got their foot in the door

Posted by Alisa Anwar on 23/12/20's favourite stories of 2020

As we near the end of a challenging year for the media industry, we spotlight standout stories of inspiration and innovation from our team, our contributors and journalism students

Posted by Marcela Kunova and Jacob Granger on 23/12/20

Mobile phone, mask and multi-pocket jacket: covering the US election as a smartphone journalist

Social distancing and the risk of infection has made political events difficult to cover. RAI's special correspondent Nico Piro reveals how mobile journalism enabled him to report on the election and keep safe

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/12/20

The future of travel writing in the post-pandemic world

2020 has forced writers to experiment with new storytelling formats, focusing on staycations, sustainable tourism and diversity. Some of these changes are here to stay

Posted by Alisa Anwar on 18/12/20

Erin McCann, deputy editor, express desk at NYT, on managing a remote breaking news team

This year, the New York Times added a 24/7 news team to its London office but the pandemic forced it to rethink the way journalists work. A desk editor shares her experience of breaking news across time zones and talks about the impact of working from home on mental health

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/12/20

How to finance public interest news in the misinformation world

Advertising money is not enough. From philanthropic funding to regulating social platforms, here are some ideas on how to fund news people really need but seldom buy

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 11/12/20

Improving mental health in the newsroom

When journalists are not well, they cannot properly tell the stories that matter to their audiences. A Newsrewired panel shared some practical tips on looking after our colleagues and ourselves

Posted by Chelsea Bailey on 09/12/20

Newsrewired special: Julie Posetti, global research director of ICFJ, on post-pandemic future

Journalists are burnt out, newsrooms resources are stretched and disinformation is rife; 2020 has been a miserable year so let us put it behind us. Here are some ideas on how to make journalism thrive in 2021 inspired by a survey of more than 1,400 journalists, co-organised by ICFJ during the pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/12/20

How the pandemic made newsrooms more creative

They say necessity is the mother of invention. From diversifying revenue to finding new tech solutions, some organisations managed to turn the crisis into an opportunity

Posted by Chelsea Bailey on 02/12/20

John Crowley, freelance journalist, on working from home - or is it living at work?

Crowley's recent survey revealed that lockdown has been a mixed experience for journalists: some have enjoyed the comfort of their homes, while others have burned out. What can we learn from it to improve our newsrooms post-pandemic?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/11/20

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