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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:
Public interest news: To secure the future of journalism, the news industry must figure out how to make public interest journalism pay for itself, according to Dame Frances Cairncross, author of The Cairncross Review.
As audiences are not prepared to pay for news while there are free alternatives, she said the industry must either innovate or look to the Government for support to preserve local democracy. Read more
Facebook: Bournemouth University is one of the destinations where Facebook Community News reporters will be working towards their NCTJ diplomas this year.
The university is taking on 20 reporters who will receive training in key modules carried out by staff and guest speakers. Read more
Mental health: BBC News is experimenting with filters on its homepage to allow readers to blur out stories which may trigger their anxieties and harm their mental health. Read more
Solutions journalism: How do traditional reporting techniques differ to those used in solutions journalism?
We find out as Solutions Journalism Network explains how to find solutions, what are the best questions to ask in an interview and what to look out for in the sub-editing process. Watch now
Climate change reporting: Two news organisations are offering a fresh approach to reporting on environmental issues.
The Economist is dedicating an entire issue to the subject of climate emergency. Read more
Meanwhile, The Associated Press has launched a 12-week multimedia series on what citizens are doing to combat the issue. Read more
Podcasts: Podcasting is a booming industry and news organisations are paying attention to its potential. If you are looking to improve your audio presence, we have lots of advice to share from the London Podcast Festival last weekend.
Looking to build your audience? Here are five tips on how to stand out in a crowded market. Read more
Or maybe you are looking to get your next podcast idea commissioned? Here are some inside tips on what editors look out for in a podcast pitch. Read more
Trust: The Standup For Journalism project has found that when journalists perform stand-up comedy in front of a live audience, people are more inclined to trust the media. Read more
Newsrewired: Wondering what journalism may look like in the next decade? What data skills or foreign languages you may need to learn?
Join us at Newsrewired to find out what are the key trends to be paying attention to and how to adapt. Read more
Save the date: our Newsrewired conference takes place on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to newsrewired.com for the full agenda and tickets
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