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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:
Citizen journalism: A new live-streaming app is enabling citizen journalists to capture breaking news and produce real-time content for Twitter and Periscope.
Happs, a community of voluntary news curators, aims to give a voice to underserved communities by allowing 'activated' members to send in live footage pre-approved by producers and editors. Read more
Misinformation: YouTube has been working to address the spread of misinformation on its platform by trialling a fact-checking feature in India.
However, as the company prepares to extend the initiative elsewhere, the lack of any independent research has led to questions about its effectiveness. Read more
Audiences: Public broadcasters, like BBC News, are struggling to connect with younger and less formally educated audiences, according a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
In this week's podcast, lead author and RISJ research fellow Anne Schulz explains why it matters to keep public media alive and what they can do to future-proof themselves. Listen now
Google: As news has moved increasingly online, a scoop that may have taken months to produced can be recycled by another website in just minutes to grab a share of traffic.
However, Google is set to change that, by rolling out algorithm changes to reward news organisations for their investigative reporting. Read more
Innovation: Hack the Press, a new grassroots group, is helping reporters understand technology to bridge the gap between newsrooms and tech.
Through expert tools and hands-on coding, the group is empowering journalists to create their own digital tools to solve the everyday issues they face. Read more
Media research: Whether you are at university or on your next assignment, media research is incredibly useful and can often shape the editorial strategy of a newspaper.
We have compiled a list of ten free sources of data on the industry to give you a better understanding of the latest trends in social media, news consumption across generations, diversity in newsrooms and much more. Read more
Mobile journalism: The weather report has traditionally sat at the tail-end of the TV news bulletin, but one BBC weatherman is using GIFs and selfie-style updates to take it to social media.
Short-form clips are posted to Twitter and Instagram using just a handful of apps and gadgets to shoot and edit the videos. It has garnered quite the attention since. Read more
Newsrewired: With our Newsrewired conference just around the corner, we caught up with editor of The Overtake, Robyn Vinter, who explains how a diverse newsrooms can rebuild trust with your audience.
In the two first years of running the publication, Vinter has created a platform which aspires to be "the opposite of the straight, white, middle-aged, middle-class mainstream media". She will be going into more detail at Newsrewired. Read more
Save the date: Newsrewired takes place on the 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to newsrewired.com for the full agenda and tickets
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