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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:
Podcasting: Hosting a live podcast event is an effective way to bring conversations to life and engage with fans on an intimate level.
Having held live podcasts at the London Podcast Festival and Soho's Boulevard Theatre, host of the Freelance Pod Suchandrika Chakrabarti shares her tips from press tours to post-production in this week's podcast. Listen now
Artificial intelligence: Newsdesks at both national and regional news organisations can benefit from embracing artificial intelligence, a panel at Newsrewired discussed.
Although the technology can help reporters respond quicker to breaking news, newsrooms should be cautious that speed does not result in compromising on accuracy. Read more
Collaboration: News organisations cannot solve the challenges to the journalism industry alone, according to Facebook's director of partnership, EMEA, Jesper Doub.
Doub highlighted Facebook's Community News Project and partnership with third-party fact-checkers as examples of how collaboration can work to improve restore the reputation of local journalism and tackle the spread of false information. Read more
Advertising revenue: A new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism reveals that daily news podcast are seeing the fastest growth in advertising spend in the podcast market.
Daily news podcasts continue to outperform other categories, despite accounting for a smaller space in the market, with potential to grow further with greater integration of voice technology. Read more
Diversity: Following backlash towards the British Journalism Awards for a lack of female nominees, an awards ceremony celebrating the work of women in journalism has been revived.
The Words By Women awards, not held since 2016, was organised in the space of just one day, receiving 661 submissions in just 36 hours. The ceremony is due to be held on Monday (9 December), a day before the British Journalism Awards is due to announce its winners. Read more
Local journalism: At a time when local publications are facing significant pressure, a journalist from the Independent has set up a new local newspaper in his local community in central London.
In contrast to the strategy of many newspapers, the EC1 Echo has a print-led focus, distributing 5,000 copies across the area in community hubs. Read more
Audience engagement: US local news organisation LA Times is trying to attract new audiences by posting archived photos from the publication on Instagram.
The daily photos, dating as far back as 1921, have attracted close to 5,000 followers in the space of two months. Read more
'Audience canvas': The 'lean canvas' was designed to help businesses determine the fundamental goals of a company and provide a clear route to achieving them.
At a workshop at Newsrewired, journalists learned about Condé Nast's 'audience canvas', an adaption of the framework to understand your target audience, as well as the types of content that would resonate the most. Read more
Private messaging apps: With growing numbers of people receiving news content through private messaging apps, Journalism.co.uk has launched its own channels on Telegram.
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