Facebook ban on news in Australia: "It caught us completely off guard"


Facebook users cannot see or share news on the platform just days before vaccine rollout in the country. Newsrooms are now concerned for communities and older users who rely on Facebook for information


How to lead a media organisation in 2021

Having a strategy is not the same as getting results. Lucy Kueng talks about what distinguishes top leaders from everyone else


Derbyshire: opening up about my experience of domestic abuse helped me win survivors' trust

A journalist should never become the story. But when investigating domestic violence in lockdown, talking about her violent father enabled the BBC presenter to produce a raw and honest Panorama documentary

Sifted launches a membership model inspired by the startups it reports on

The FT-backed publication that covers European entrepreneurship has learned that there are two main ingredients for early business growth: a commitment to community-building and rapid decision-making

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/02/21

Inside The Washington Post's award-winning visual forensic team

"It is a mistake to create this bifurcated world of text and visuals when so many huge news stories play out in a way where they are caught on camera"

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/02/21

Podcast articleRobyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication

The Overtake said 'thank you and farewell' to its supporters last week after a five-year stint. Its founder explains why she decided to call time on a growing business

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/02/21

Four tips to handle sensitive stories when working on your own

Producer of GXNG Girls, a solutions-focused investigation into the coercion of girls and women into UK gangs, talks about how she tackled this tricky topic without an editorial team

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/02/21

Reporting on under-represented voices: five key questions journalists need to ask themselves

When telling stories of communities we do not belong to, we often end up perpetuating stereotypes and focusing on the negative. Use this checklist to find a new perspective

Posted by Mia Ryder-Marks on 09/02/21

"Diversity doesn't happen by accident. It's very deliberate"

Black or LGBT+ History Months are an opportunity to get the topic of diversity in front of your audience. But sustaining that level of engagement throughout the year is a question of commitment

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/02/21

How to track down case studies for your next article

Sourcing compelling human interest stories can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But not if you know where to look and who to ask

Posted by Lily Canter on 05/02/21

Podcast articleCatherine Gicheru, ICFJ Knight fellow, on supporting African women journalists affected by the pandemic

The African Women Journalism Project was launched in July last year to help women in East and West Africa rise through the ranks of their newsrooms and cover under-reported stories throughout covid-19. Project director reflects on the impact of this initiative

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/02/21

Building audience's trust can help your newsroom become sustainable

The public is in the dark about the economic pressures facing the news industry. Trusting News offers newsroom-tested strategies which help readers understand that their support is needed now more than ever

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/02/21

Have you got audience data? Good. Now use it

Most newsrooms have two things: tons of web analytics and editors who do not really know what to do with it. Here is how to look for the answers in the right place

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/02/21

Financial Times launches a new hub for climate news because its audience asked for it

A survey by FT has shown that its readers value environmental reporting as it helps them make business decisions and personal choices. The publisher is now looking to grow its number of subscribers by fulfilling this need

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/02/21

The bittersweet impact of the pandemic on freelance journalism

Many freelancers saw their commissions and revenue take a nosedive but some have thrived despite the challenges. We surveyed the industry to find out how they feel about their career choice after a challenging year

Posted by Katherine Cenaj and Marcela Kunova on 01/02/21

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