Could “prebunking” be the cure to helping audiences spot false news?


Two social psychology professors have created a set of games that teach online users the manipulative tactics that are used to spread falsehoods


New campaign challenges Twitter to explain its "arbitrary" verification of freelance journalists

As prominent journalists are being rejected for blue ticks, two freelancers are calling on the platform to make the verification process fair and transparent


Innovation in journalism: two media start-ups booming despite challenges

South Africa's The Daily Maverick and Paraguay's El Surti are proving that you do not need huge budgets to have political and social impact. What you need is the right mentality and a business plan

Mental health and journalism: how Headlines Network is helping burst the taboos

The first series of workshops by the pilot project brought together more than 100 journalists to tackle the media industry's poor track record in talking about mental wellbeing

Posted by Hilal Seven on 13/12/21

12 replies to common objections to using data in the newsroom

Maybe you are trying to convince your colleagues or editor to embrace metrics. Maybe the data-sceptic is you. Either way here is how to address concerns around data

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/12/21

Podcast articleDavid Bornstein on closing down the New York Times' Fixes column

The pioneering solutions journalism series has drawn in readers who wanted news they can use. The co-creator talks about the highs, lows and lessons learned over 11 years

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/12/21

How to report on channel crossings

With the tragic death of 27 migrants in the English Channel, stories of asylum and immigration are once again making the headlines. We look at what makes for constructive reporting and unpick the migration lingo

Posted by Hilal Seven on 08/12/21

Tool for journalists: Storysmart, for online safety training

The NUJ offers free interactive online courses to help reporters navigate hostile environments, psychological trauma, cyber risks and dealing with injury

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/12/21

How the covid pandemic changed digital journalism

Mobile journalism and Zoom interviews have put pressure on older journalists to adapt

Posted by James Mahon on 03/12/21

The NCTJ's Journalism Diversity Fund hits £500k fundraising target

23 industry bodies and organisations now support the flagship fund which seeks to pave the way for people from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds to train as journalists

Posted by Hilal Seven on 03/12/21

Podcast article#HeForShe: the role of male allies for women journalists

This special episode looks at why men must support their women colleagues who are facing torrents of online threats and abuse, sexual harassment and barriers to advance in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/12/21

Why publishers must shift their focus from business to audience needs

If you want to have a successful news company, stop looking at your competitors and obsessing over new products. Get to know your readers instead

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 01/12/21

Young black journalist launches an investigative journalism publication for Gen Z

The 22-year-old created AWP Magazine with her own money to commission stories from writers from a variety of backgrounds, not just those with university degrees

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/11/21

Podcast articleJanine Warner and Jazmín Acuña on fast-tracking media growth in Latin America

The media accelerator Velocidad launched in 2019 to help news startups grow and thrive. We look at its impact in a region where press freedom is under constant threat

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/11/21

Is Snapchat still worth publishers' attention?

Despite the rise of TikTok and IG Reels, LGBT+ publisher PinkNews is expanding on Snapchat with a new channel. Revenue share and support for the media are the main points of attraction

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/11/21

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