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Read these comments: How The Washington Post wants to highlight meaningful online comments

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While other news organisations are shutting down their online comments in favour of conversations taking place on social media, The Washington Post thinks there is room for both and readers should be encouraged to share their views on the website in a space that favours thoughtful discourse.

In this week's episode, we speak to The Washington Post's newsletter and alerts editor, Tessa Muggeridge, and comments editor Teddy Amenabar.

They explain why they launched a newsletter highlighting the best comments from readers, how the comments are chosen, and how people's feedback is being taken into account.

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Finding Home: TIME's year-long multimedia project about the lives of refugee mothers

The publisher is following the lives of four Syrian refugee babies and their families, as they face an uncertain future

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The benefits of developing a journalism side project

What qualifies as a side project, how much time does it take up and why should you consider starting one?

How student journalists are using virtual reality to raise awareness of potential natural disasters

Students at the University of Southern California mixed computer-generated imagery and 360-degree video to prepare audiences for coastal storms in Houston, Texas

Posted by Caroline Scott on 13/12/16

The alternative take on local journalism at Taproot Edmonton in Canada

The founders hope their business model will help support the news needs of the local community

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/11/16

Six universities are taking part in a project that brings cross-border reporting into the classroom

With GENII, 130 student journalists from around the world are learning global reporting skills

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 15/11/16

How NPR and The Washington Post are covering the US election results

Where will you be getting your US election updates from?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/11/16

How reporters can overcome the challenges of working with data

Highlights from the Big Data: Dangers on Journalism's New Frontline panel at the 2016 Kurt Schork Awards

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/11/16

Phone Stories: Call this number to listen to a short story

Pop-Up Magazine is experimenting with audio storytelling on the phone

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 26/10/16

BBC Minute aims to engage young people with global radio news

The 60-second bulletins, broadcast from local stations around the world, give millennials a taste of what's happening in the news

Posted by Caroline Scott on 18/10/16

How journalism students helped on the Panama Papers investigation

Data skills matter, but guidance, collaboration and a genuine interest in the topic you're investigating are key

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/10/16

How the Refugee Journalism Project helps exiled reporters restart their careers in the UK

The initiative matches journalists in exile with UK-based reporters to give them a foot in the door in the British media industry

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 05/10/16

Why journalists should learn how to code

Coding skills can help you tell better, more engaging stories in the ever-changing world of digital journalism

Posted by Caroline Scott on 27/09/16

Creating change agents: How can you teach journalism innovation?

From virtual reality journalism classes to Dragons' Den style assignments, universities are looking for new ideas for their courses

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/09/16

How to get started with interactive data journalism

Journalists from The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal explain what basic data journalism skills are needed before tackling interactive graphics

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/09/16

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