A new ecosystem: Using blockchain to build a journalism marketplace


You've heard of blockchain in the context of finance and cryptocurrencies, but the technology has the potential to impact other industries as well. Is journalism one of them?

In this podcast, Journalism.co.uk speaks to Matt Coolidge, co-founder of Civil, a journalism platform on blockchain that has received $5 million from ConsenSys at the end of 2017.

Coolidge explains the advantages of blockchain for journalists, such as permanence and self-governance. He also gives more details about how Civil will work once it's launched, how readers and journalists get involved, and where blockchain comes into the mix.


'Be prepared to make enemies': Inside the rigorous world of science journalism

Deborah Cohen, investigative editor, British Medical Journal, explains the triumphs and challenges of her job as a health reporter


How the Bureau Local collaborated with more than 160 people in five UK cities to investigate local budget proposals

'You can commit an act of journalism by sitting through and helping out with whatever skillset you have, because you're trying to unearth something that's important and relevant to people in your community'

CAST: A project building a community news network in Armenia trialled an alternative to expensive mobile data

Using a hyperlocal proximity network, the project team aimed to diversify the media diet in three Armenian villages and test a new technology

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 31/01/18

Lessons from training hundreds of community journalists in 25 countries over four months

Hashtag Our Stories has been to 25 countries in a bid to create social media shows in every language

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/01/18

Bridging the gap: How news organisations can better collaborate between departments

Project management skills can be helpful when translating expectations between people with different backgrounds

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 16/01/18

The first podcast from Al Jazeera English used 'privileged access conversations' to take audiences beyond the story

Each episode of The Debrief saw journalists discuss their latest story, detailing how the reporting affected them

Posted by Caroline Scott on 11/01/18

2017 year in review: Media news highlights, from memes to virtual reality and political journalism

In this podcast episode, the Journalism.co.uk team highlights its favourite stories from 2017

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/12/17

'If you want to do a story, there's nothing that can stop you': Behind the award-winning investigation into India's skin trade

Freelance investigative reporter Soma Basu talks about her career and the story that earned her a 2017 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/12/17

How publishers can tell better stories for mobile audiences

Insights into mobile storytelling from our latest newsrewired conference

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/12/17

How the Independent Community News Network supports hyperlocal publishers

Since ICNN's soft launch in July, 55 community and independent publishers have signed up

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/11/17

How news organisations can make memberships work

Readers can support a publication's mission more than just financially, by contributing knowledge, expertise and other services

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/11/17

How BBC #newsHACK is driving innovation in news delivery

The BBC initiative brings together developers and journalists to develop new ideas and concepts based around the delivery of online news

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/11/17

What makes a good audio story?

Pat Walters of Radiolab and Gimlet Media shares his journey from print storytelling to radio

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/10/17

The UGC hub at the BBC builds trust with readers by involving them in the reporting

The team has been using a tool called Hearken to enable audiences to ask questions about the stories or topics that interest them

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/10/17

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