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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:

NBC News’ ‘Election Confessions’ publishes the 'deepest, darkest secrets' of the American voters on the US midterm elections

NBC News have relaunched their popular Election Confessions project to coincide with the US midterm election.

The project enables the electorate to anonymously submit their inner-most thoughts and views on the political event for publication.

During the 2016 presidential election, NBC News received over 250,000 submissions through text, phone, and handwritten submissions, presented on a webpage of sticky-notes.

This time around, several thousand submissions have been sent in over the month since it began re-promoting the project, presented through a scrollable list of pull-quotes that viewers can browse, with some sticky-notes resurfacing.

Tool for journalists: Auto Futures, the free digital hub for reporting on the automotive industry

Download press releases, copyright free images and videos at this ‘one-stop hub’ for brand-owned content from industry leaders.

Launched back in September by DMA Media, Auto Futures describes itself as a ‘one-stop hub’ for journalists who are reporting on the automotive industry and its future.

The website offers press releases and digital content from industry brands on latest developments and talking points – without any logging-in or subscription required.

Visitors can use the tool to access and download assets such as videos and images that are ready-to-use — ideal for when you are up against deadline or need content to accompany a piece.

Financial Times launches new tool to help 'knowledge-hungry' subscribers track their reading

The publisher has launched Knowledge Builder, a new tool to help readers take control of the amount of information they read about a topic.

The tool will track the articles that subscribers read, giving them an indication of the amount of information they have read on a topic, and suggesting further reads to them.

It aims to offer subscribers a more 'satisfying read', making it easier to find the content they need more quickly.

POLITICO Europe launches Pro Intelligence platform to empower reporting on EU policies

New monitoring technology by POLITICO Europe will offer a ‘deeper insight' into EU legislation, stakeholders and policy developments that can become a great resource for reporters.

Launched in September, Pro Intelligence is the latest product of the political news organisation’s premium subscription service, POLITICO Pro.

Pro Intelligence is informed by a database of more than 24 million votes, 700,000 amendments, 16,000 legislators, and 7 million searchable items from the UK, Germany and France, archiving back to the first European Parliament session in 1979, with more countries to come.

How BBC Africa Eye used open-source tools to debunk that video of murder in Cameroon

In July 2018, a distressing video showing the murder of two women and two young children began to circulate on social media. The footage shows a group of soldiers leading them down a dusty footpath, blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times.

After speculation online, the BBC's new investigative unit, Africa Eye, took it upon themselves to look use the visual clues in the video to find out where the atrocity took place.

In this week's podcast, we hear the steps the team took to debunk the video using both traditional and more modern digital journalism techniques, and how your news organisation can use open source investigative approaches to produce compelling digital stories.

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