How newsrooms can get more out of Facebook Live

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Although Facebook Live offers publishers an immediate way to connect and engage with audiences, many are hesitant to focus on it as a main part of their output because of the uncertainty around what content they should be broadcasting and how they should be doing it.

In this week's podcast, we speak to Yusuf Omar, mobile editor at the Hindustan Times, who has led a team of journalists to produce over 315 Facebook Lives in the last 10 months.

He tells us how his journalists have been trained to take every story they cover live, why the technology has enabled them to engage with audiences like never before, and gives his top 10 tips for newsrooms looking to improve the look, reach and engagement of their streams.


'We are in an information war' – How journalists can begin to tackle the misinformation ecosystem

Claire Wardle, who leads strategy and research at First Draft, explains how newsrooms can start dealing with the issues that fake news is causing for the journalism industry

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Note to Self's latest audience engagement project aims to help listeners regain control of their digital presence

As part of the experiment, people will be invited to share their stories about digital privacy and to rethink their online behaviours through daily challenges

'There's no such thing as a digital native': The importance of technology journalists in 2017

Bill Thompson, freelance writer and broadcaster, gives his advice to aspiring technology reporters

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/01/17

Why a photojournalist is creating a graphic novel shaped by the audience about children in Central African Republic

Marc Ellison is encouraging readers to follow his journey in Central African Republic and participate in the reporting

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/01/17

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

An email newsletter will share the best conversations and individual comments from online readers every week

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/01/17

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

Posted by Caroline Scott on 10/01/17

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?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 20/12/16

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

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