How does BBC Newsround report on the coronavirus for schoolchildren?


The current pandemic is a topic that all audiences find difficult to process. Here is what you need to factor in when your talk to the six to 12 year-olds


How to fight mis- and disinformation during the coronavirus crisis

In a climate of fear, conspiracy theories fester and audiences often share false information in good faith. Reuters reflects on the variety of ways reporters working from home can separate fact from fiction


Does a digital detox make sense during the covid-19 crisis?

Audiences cannot get enough of it, journalists struggle to keep on top of it: information about coronavirus seems like the only topic that matters right now. Can we really afford to take screen breaks at a time like this?

What makes an award-winning podcast?

Production values, sound design and innovative approach to interviewing can make or break your chance to win the next Publisher Podcast Award. We asked one judge what podcasters around the world can learn from this year's winners

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/03/20

Jesse Thorn, voice of Bullseye and The Turnaround, on what makes a successful podcast host

The NPR podcaster talks about what he has learned from interviewing celebrity guests and veteran chat show hosts

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/03/20

Sources, rumours and Deadline Day: the twists and turns of reporting football transfer stories

A Sky Sports News broadcaster reveals how teams verify leads during the famously frenetic January transfer window and the importance of going to air with accurate information

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/02/20

Daphne Caruana Galizia's son opens up about 'My Mother's Murder' podcast

Paul Caruana Galizia, son of the Maltese investigative journalist murdered in 2017, talks about the emotional journey of investigating his mother's killing and the importance of keeping her legacy alive

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/02/20

How to create habit-forming news products and increase audience loyalty

What makes your reader use your app in the morning with their cup of coffee? Findings from Twipe's research help publishers understand audiences' behaviour and adapt content to fit their daily lives

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/02/20

Make the leap into freelancing and become your own boss

Scratching your head over invoicing? Unsure how to plan your workload? The former head of video at Hello! magazine talks about her journey to becoming a freelance videographer and shares her tips for success

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/02/20

'Give them a reason to take you seriously': how journalism students can land scoops

Getting bylines can be tough when you are short of contacts and confidence. One Bournemouth University student talks about uncovering a shocking exclusive story that made the front page of his local newspaper

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/01/20

How CBC Calgary connects with local communities through mobile journalism 'pop-up bureaus'

As big TV cameras can be intimidating, one Canadian community reporter uses just his smartphone to bring stories from underreported neighbourhoods

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/01/20

Optimising Tweetdeck and digital doorstepping: dos and don'ts of social media reporting

"A handful of tweets doesn't constitute a groundswell of opinion"

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/01/20

Christmas podcast: looks back at 2019's hot (and not) topics in the media industry

What have we learned from 2019 and what is in store for 2020? Editor Marcela Kunova reflects on what topics journalists care about the most but also what content they share without reading

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/12/19

Data journalism meets podcast: how Reach turns databases into human stories

The North in Numbers podcast is a new series of data-led interviews that shows there is a personal story to be told in every large database. The tricky part is to ensure listeners do not get information overload

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/12/19

What to do before, during and after a live podcast event

When your biggest fans come face-to-face with the hosts of their favourite shows, it can be a whole new experience for them - learn some firsthand tips from the host of Freelance Pod

Posted by Jacob Granger and Amy Batt on 05/12/19

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