How broadcasters and the government can prepare young people for the next 'infodemic'


Broadcasters have a unique opportunity to capture younger audiences who are increasingly watching covid-19 news on TV, considering it more trustworthy than social media. For now


What will newsrooms look like after the pandemic is over?

The covid-19 crisis may prompt a once-in-a-generation transformation of the way journalists work. Have your say on how the sector will respond to challenges by completing the industry-wide survey


How to set up your distributed newsroom for success

The Distributed Newsroom Playbook provides insights for news organisations and their teams making the transition to working from home

'Coronabump' provides an opportunity for news outlets to grow loyal audiences

News publishers are enjoying record-breaking months in traffic and subscriptions during the covid-19 crisis. A new report by Deep BI reveals how to strike while the iron is hot

Posted by Jacob Granger and Daniel Green on 10/04/20

Podcast articleHow does BBC Newsround report on the coronavirus for schoolchildren?

The current pandemic is a topic that all audiences find difficult to process. Here is what you need to factor in when your talk to the six to 12 year-olds

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/04/20

CNN International launches new show about the ups and downs of WFH

For the first time, we are trying to keep the economy going by having such a large number of people working from their living rooms. CNN anchors - broadcasting from their homes - are exploring this uncharted territory

Posted by Daniel Green on 09/04/20

New Slack group offers support for freelance journalists during the coronavirus crisis

Struggling to find your pitching mojo or looking for new commissions? Four freelance journalists set up an online community to help those in the same boat stay afloat

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/04/20

BBC World Service publishes Instagram-first documentary to engage younger audiences

The 10-minute piece 'The Instagram witches of Brooklyn' has racked up more than 9,000 views on the social media platform

Posted by Daniel Green on 08/04/20

Washington Post uses TikTok to engage quarantined Gen Z audience

The US publisher adds lighthearted content to its coronavirus coverage to help its 400k followers get accurate news and stay sane

Posted by Daniel Green on 07/04/20

New website to support furloughed journalists’ mental well-being through writing

The Focus, a news outlet borne out of the covid-19 crisis, helps out-of-job media professionals stay in touch with their core skills, giving ad revenue to a mental health charity

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 07/04/20

Five covid-19 newsletters to subscribe to

Getting overwhelmed or bogged down by coronavirus coverage? These email updates provide clarity, fact-checks and an expert take on the pandemic in bite-sized chunks

Posted by Marcela Kunova and Jacob Granger on 06/04/20

App for journalists: Emulsio, for stabilising shaky camera footage

As more reporters turn to mobile journalism in times of lockdown, this app helps your videos look more steady and professional

Posted by Daniel Green on 03/04/20

Podcast articleHow to fight mis- and disinformation during the coronavirus crisis

In a climate of fear, conspiracy theories fester and audiences often share false information in good faith. Reuters reflects on the variety of ways reporters working from home can separate fact from fiction

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/04/20

Google is giving $6.5 million to fact-checkers focusing on coronavirus

First Draft’s Jenni Sargent talks about how the money will support collaborative efforts to tackle misinformation around the pandemic, especially in the countries with most cases like the UK, France, Italy and Spain

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/04/20

International Fact-Checking Day: eight resources for verifying information

From news labels to toolkits, this selection of free tools can help reporters identify and debunk false information

Posted by Daniel Green on 02/04/20

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