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Here is the latest journalism news from this week:
Local news: The Facebook Community News project has trained 33 local news reporters with digital skills.
Selected from more than 4,000 applicants, the first cohort of reporters attended a two-day crash course on how to use CrowdTangle, IGTV and Facebook Live. Read more
Mobile journalism: High quality, mobile-first content can be an effective way for news organisations to reach new audiences on social media.
If you are looking to take your smartphone shooting and social media presence to another level, be sure to check out these tips and tricks from four mobile journalists. Read more
Careers: If you are on the journalism job hunt, have you ever stopped to consider writing and reporting about tech entrepreneurs for a living?
Editor of FT-backed startup Sifted, Michael Stothard, said that this underreported industry needs journalists who can spin a good lead and know how to spot a trend in a crowded market. Watch now
Diversity: A look inside the BBC Extend In News programme shows how the broadcaster is recruiting and supporting disabled journalists in the workplace.
Two journalists on the programme explain how long-term stability has been vital for their ongoing development and career ambitions. Read more
Social media: In this week's podcast, digital media consultant Matt Navarra discusses the frequently asked questions that journalists face in the social media world.
Amongst some of the key concerns publishers struggle with are targetted marketing and regulation of platforms. These are important conversations he will explore in his podcast set for launch this month. Listen now
Revenue models: HuffPost UK has launched two new sections to its website to commission stories from marginalised groups.
The Personal and Opinion sections aim to broaden the variety of voices being heard, featuring topics such as blindness and mental health. Read more
Misinformation: During election season, private messaging platforms are a big concern for news organisations as it can be a breeding ground for misinformation with no clear way to breach those walls.
Open-source platform Check has developed an automated workflow that allows fact-checking teams to spend less time copy-and-pasting messages to audiences and more time verifying claims. But what happens if fact-checkers get it wrong? Read more
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