New DW app will have geolocated push alerts for eyewitness media

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The German outlet hopes the new approach will generate more contributions and story ideas from all over the world

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Introducing a global database for 'fixers and facilitators'

The new site helps broadcasters and journalists get local expertise from around the world

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First speakers announced for July's news:rewired

Experts from the Guardian, Reportedly, Deutsche Welle, Sanoma Media, On Our Radar, and Smart Film School will all share their advice at this summer's digital journalism event

How a trade mag made online features more immersive

Two Inside Housing editors talk through the process of piecing together an interactive longform story as their first truly digital-first project

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/05/15

Tool for journalists: Hemingway, for better writing

A text editor featuring Markdown formatting and a focus on "bold, clear writing"

Posted by Abigail Edge on 18/05/15

5 formats BBC uses in the 'hunt for new audiences'

Social media editor Chris Hamilton outlines five BBC formats and projects focused on social and mobile, and explains why they were set up

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 15/05/15

US politics adapts to media fact-checking, study finds

Study commissioned by the American Press Institute shows politicians are distorting fact-checking reports as weapons against their opponents

Posted by Abigail Edge on 15/05/15

PayDesk broadens global network of freelancers

PayDesk now has a network of over 2000 freelance journalists and works as a one-stop shop for news editors to find, commission and pay reporters

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 14/05/15

Why LV Review-Journal brought comments back

When a group of commenters began 'stifling' other voices on the Journal website, online director Graydon Johns decided to give them a 'cooling-off period'

Posted by Abigail Edge on 14/05/15

5 ways news outlets can make sense of audience data

From the big questions to the right tools, two data experts shared advice for organisations to manage and monitor analytics at the recent Collision conference in Las Vegas

Posted by Abigail Edge on 14/05/15

What Trinity Mirror's new formats taught news about digital

As the Guardian reports the imminent closure of UsVsTh3m, Ampp3d and Mirror Row Zed, here's how the projects have benefited the news industry

Posted by Alastair Reid on 13/05/15

New Shorthand Social to help writers promote their work

The immersive storytelling platform now automatically writes tweets based on an article's chapter headings

Posted by Alastair Reid on 13/05/15

Mobile journalism kit advice from RTÉ's Glen Mulcahy

In an Ask Me Anything livestreamed on Periscope, RTÉ's Glen Mulcahy shared tips and advice for mobile journalists

Posted by Abigail Edge on 13/05/15

How can journalists improve reader attention time?

Experts from Chartbeat, Medium and the Guardian share advice for increasing the chances of your stories being read – all the way to the last line

Posted by Abigail Edge on 12/05/15

New app Vervid wants to be the 'YouTube of vertical videos'

Founder John Whaley explains why he doesn't think of vertical video as 'disposable' and why video platforms should evolve to accommodate the format

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/05/15

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