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How has the pandemic changed media recruitment?

While hybrid working allows employers to recruit from a wider pool of talent, some struggle to retain staff lured by the vast sea of opportunities

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/11/21

Five essential tips for delivering online training

Use these simple steps to create the best teaching and learning experience for your virtual students

Posted by Dr Holly Powell-Jones on 06/09/21

How to offer the best possible work experience in a virtual newsroom editorial team shares lessons learned from one year of remote working with journalism students and graduates

Posted by Marcela Kunova, Jacob Granger on 31/08/21

Headlines Network creates free workshops for journalists to support their mental health

A new initiative provides courses and resources for newsrooms to help them address stress and burnout

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 06/08/21

How the Journalists’ Charity helps the industry affected by the pandemic

"In 2020, fifteen journalists and their families were saved from homelessness because of our intervention."

Posted by James Brindle on 03/08/21

Exploring the fight against misinformation

Where is the place of professional journalism in the sea of online untruths?

Posted by Laura Morelli on 02/08/21

NottinghamshireLive experiments with people-powered journalism

This summer, the local news outlet invited its readers to set the news agenda, then teamed up with four journalism students to tell community stories

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 28/07/21

13 self-care tips for overworked journalists

The pandemic has been exhausting for media professionals. Journalist and mental health advocate Hannah Storm shares accessible advice on taking care of your mental wellbeing

Posted by Hannah Storm on 27/07/21

Why ‘slow journalism’ thrived during the pandemic

The member-centred approach at Tortoise helped readers to feel connected and empowered against the backdrop of loneliness and gloom

Posted by Milly Martin on 23/07/21

Hybrid working is here to stay but journalists need to be "sensible about it"

Head of editorial delivery at and warns against "rampant individualism" in the media industry that puts the comfort of working from home before training junior colleagues in the newsroom

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 21/07/21

How the Financial Times helped its journalists build resilience during the pandemic

From live-streaming editorial meetings to providing self-management training, the publisher upped its efforts to support its staff through gloom and exhaustion

Posted by Osama Gaweesh on 19/07/21

How to make good money as a freelance writer

The author of "The bounty writer: how to earn six figures as an independent freelance journalist" shares his top tips on making your solo career lucrative

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 16/07/21

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

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

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