New app aims to be a security resource for journalists


The free app, called Umbrella, includes tool guides and information to help journalists stay safe in the field and online

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BuzzFeed News app launches on Android with 'do not disturb' mode and emoji

The News app launched on iOS earlier this summer, and the Android version released today aims to build on successful features such as its approach to push notifications and storytelling styles

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How to tweet about your Periscope livestreams with a screenshot

The livestreaming app's new feature enables journalists to quickly share their broadcasts online in a more visual way

First speakers announced for December's news:rewired

Digital media experts from the BBC, WSJ, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, The Times and The Sunday Times will discuss data storytelling, cross-border investigations, building in-house tools, and more

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/09/15

How to get that dream job in journalism: Advice from AOL’s Tim Goodchild

Research, preparation and personal branding is the key to the job you want. Check out these tips on how to write your cover letter and CV, and how to approach the interview process

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/09/15

Binaural sound is back: Making audio an immersive experience

This way of creating immersive audio is back in the spotlight as interest in virtual reality grows – but what else can it be used for, and will it stick around?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/09/15

ONA receives funding to expand local journalism programme

The Knight Foundation will invest $800,000 to expand the programme in 20 new communities across the United States

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/09/15

How 3 newsrooms are using chat apps to source and share stories

Experts from the Guardian, BBC and The Wall Street Journal explain their approach to WhatsApp, Snapchat, Line and more

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/09/15

Banjo gives journalists free access to its social media discovery platform

Reporters can now use Banjo's 'crystal ball' to find geotagged social media posts and monitor events in their area

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/09/15

Are messaging apps the next big thing in news or still an experiment?

BBC, ITV News and NBC News give insights into the challenges of approaching chat apps as legacy broadcasters

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/09/15

A storytelling exercise: Opportunities for publishers on Snapchat Discover

As the app expands its Discover service to feature 15 publishers, Sky News and Mashable share how they create editions for the platform

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/09/15

Covering the refugee crisis on Snapchat and Periscope as 'a day-by-day documentary'

The BBC, Bild and TIME have been using Snapchat and Periscope to broadcast raw, unedited footage of their travels with refugees during their journey through Europe

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/09/15

Why Swiss newspaper Blick published an edition written by refugees

Editor-in-chief René Lüchinger explains how Friday's Blick became a paper produced by a team of 13 refugees who told their own stories

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/09/15

'You need a social sixth-sense’ – Q&A with The Next Web's Matt Navarra

TNW social media director Matt Navarra explains what it takes to work in social media today and why having a 'social intuition' is important

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/09/15

How filmmaking in Denmark is bringing academic insight into storytelling

Copenhagen-based producer Jesper Jack is making films and telling stories in a new way – coupling academics with documentary makers

Posted by Caroline Scott on 18/09/15

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