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Local news does not have to be doom and gloom - Yorkshire-based news website Hull Is This grows its regional audience by featuring positive stories.

"If we only focus on problems, the readers can at best feel helpless, at worst feel clinically depressed. By focusing on solutions, it's a much more empowering option within the new industry so people can begin to respond to these issues," said Jerome Whittingham, editor of Hull Is This.

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Comment trolls: how their words can taint your brand

Research found that name-calling, expletives and insults in the comment section of even just one article have impact on the perception of the entire news site. Here is how to tackle it

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BBC uses immersive video to show life of Madagascan women imprisoned for crimes committed by their male relatives

While 360-video works as an 'empathy engine', this unique and intimate insight into the life of female inmates also comes with ethical challenges

Podcast articleGlobal Voices asks its contributors to make its strategic decisions instead of a boardroom

Four big questions, 190 people and a three-step process. Ivan Sigal, of international journalism community Global Voices, offers a step-by-step guide into consensus-based decision making

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/02/19

Video article#MeToo, interactive series and MOJO debates: here is your weekly journalism news update

Pushed for time? Catch up with this week's coverage from Journalism.co.uk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/02/19

Why do journalists need to care about blockchain?

The technology known for generating cryptocurrencies can also help publishers solve important problems like disinformation and lack of trust in the media

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 31/01/19

Solutions-focused journalism can improve news audiences' mental health

In her set-to-launch crowdfunded book 'You are what you read,' author Jodie Jackson invites the reader to be part of a media revolution

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/01/19

The Bristol Cable releases an interactive series about UK mafia boss 'The Cornerman'

This project went through court to obtain police bugs and video surveillance footage of one of Britain's most elusive criminals Andy Baker

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/01/19

Demystifying blockchain for journalists

Join us at newsrewired conference on 6 March 2019 in London, UK

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 28/01/19

Video articleIn-camera transitions, citizen reporting and interactive voice content: here is your weekly journalism news update

Pushed for time? Catch up with this week's coverage from Journalism.co.uk

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 25/01/19

Podcast articleCrafted storytelling vs raw content: which production style is mobile journalism best suited for?

Mojo specialist Glen Mulcahy hears arguments from mobile journalists Philip Bromwell and Caroline Scott – the gloves are off!

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/01/19

Have you heard the news? You can now talk to the New York Times

The publisher launched exclusive audio flash briefings, entertainment recommendations, and even a news quiz that allows listeners to have a conversation with their device

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/01/19

The Economist launches new daily current-affairs podcast The Intelligence

The 20-minute radio show aims to update audience on the latest news every weekday

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 23/01/19

Engaged Journalism Accelerator funds eight more community journalism projects

The European Journalism Centre has now funded twelve organisations up to €50,000 in a bid to get their projects off the ground

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/01/19

#MeToo #SolutionsToo grants enable journalists to report on sexual offences

Three freelance journalists explain how grants of up to $1,500 from Solutions Journalism Network have helped them report on solutions to sexual offences across the world

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/01/19

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