Two FOI tricks every UK journalist should know

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Schedules and correspondence are two often overlooked methods for getting more from official bodies through the Freedom of Information Act

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App for journalists: Pio Smart Recorder

This simple app lets you mark audio files as you record and save them to the cloud

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5 alternatives to journalism internships

Placements and internships are not the only way to build a journalism portfolio, so here are some other options to help get your foot in the door

Portable and intimate: When can podcasts really shine?

Serial 'brought the focus back onto audio', but what are the medium's strengths and where can podcasts best fit in your reporting?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/06/15

Graphic News: Comics journalism is going mobile-first in Italy

With illustrated news articles designed to be read on mobile devices, the new site has launched an English-language version with nine new stories to reach a wider audience

Posted by Valerio Bassan on 24/06/15

EJC opens applications for development grants

Journalists and media organisations can now apply for up to €20,000 funding until September 9

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/06/15

Advice for hyperlocals from Philadelphia's Billy Penn

A smaller newsroom means you can be fast and try 'crazy' things, explains Billy Penn founder Jim Brady

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 23/06/15

How media outlets are making online video work

Experts from Spiegel Online, France24, and BBC News highlight the highs and lows of coming up with online video formats that work

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/06/15

Local World wants to reinvent the evening paper with apps

The UK regional publisher released ten apps with evening editions of its titles, in partnership with Google

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/06/15

'It's easier to break the rules when you know them' – Q&A with Mitra Kalita

Managing editor for editorial strategy at the LA Times shares her views on skills, career, emoji and how journalists should 'never have a quiet cab ride'

Posted by Alastair Reid on 22/06/15

When should journalists take on the role of activists?

Are journalists who are silent on issues of privacy and net neutrality doing their jobs correctly, asks Dan Gillmor of the First Amendment Coalition

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/06/15

6 lessons in social storytelling from 6 months of

The social media reporting platform launched six months ago and has recently developed a website, but social is still at its core

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/06/15

Data journalism: From specialism to 'the new normal'

Instead of having a specialist data team in the newsroom, will data journalists themselves specialise in a certain beat and become fully integrated into editorial teams?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/06/15

How livestreaming apps fit in the newsroom

Periscope and Meerkat have introduced a new format, allowing viewers to interact with broadcasters during the stream

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/06/15

Google takes three big steps into eyewitness news

New initiatives announced today by Google News Labs want to give journalists the necessary resources for discovering and verifying user-generated video

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 18/06/15

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