Tumblr: Behind the scenes with NPR, the Guardian and Washington Post

Tumblr is vast. Its users blog about a wide variety of topics, and this also reflects in the ways news outlets approach their presence of the platform, with a combination of general blogs or topic specific ones.

But what exactly do they post, and how do they get Tumblr users involved with their blogs?

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Mobile photography

Are we seeing a new dawn in live video?

Livestreaming app Meerkat has lit up social media, but is it really any good? And what alternatives are there?


Freelance finance explained

Top tips for staying on top of your finances as a freelance journalist

News, rumours and social media: Are we doing enough to stop lies online?

Social media is a vital source of information for news organisations but verifying claims and rumours is becoming increasingly difficult. How can the media address the issue?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 27/02/15

Snapchat Discover: From quick headline snaps to long-form videos

As Snapchat's Discover service is about to turn one month old, we catch up with two publishers to find out how their channels are going so far

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 20/02/15

Expert advice for getting work experience in journalism

Want to know how to write a stand-out work experience application? Experts from Sky News and Trinity Mirror Regionals, along with the former head of recruitment for BBC News, share their tips

Posted by Abigail Edge on 11/02/15

Highlights from the recent news:rewired conference

Some of the brightest brains in digital journalism met at news:rewired in London this week to share their ideas and experiences.

Posted by Alastair Reid on 06/02/15

Should news organisations still bother making an app?

Social and mobile have come to dominate how the audience find their news, so is an app still relevant?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 02/02/15

How classrooms can be the research labs of journalism innovation

As journalism degrees can take years to complete, how can graduates still enter the newsroom with a digital edge? Here's how three journalism schools do it

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 26/01/15

Eyewitness media and ethics in the wake of Charlie Hebdo

This week's podcast looks at how the recent terror attack in France was reported by news outlets using eyewitness media posted to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Posted by Abigail Edge on 19/01/15

Journalism skills and techniques to learn in 2015

From drones and automated journalism to online rumour control, here are three career skills for journalists to brush up this year

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/01/15

The year of engagement: Looking back at 2014

In our final podcast of 2014, we discuss the big digital media trends from the past year and what they have meant for news organisations

Posted by Alastair Reid on 19/12/14

Livestreaming: how to get the insider view from a smartphone

Livestreaming has recently established itself as a citizen reporter's tool, but how practical is it for news organisations, and what types of stories call for it?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/12/14

Why are female journalists a target for online abuse?

Twitter this week announced it is making it easier for users to report harassment, but why are female reporters more likely to be on the receiving end of online abuse than men?

Posted by Abigail Edge on 03/12/14

Do comments on news stories have a future?

As news sites and publishers remove reader comments from news stories, have they lost their relevance with the rise of social media?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 28/11/14

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