Cassius Rayner, iPhone filmmaker, on staying creative during covid-19


Like most freelancers, Rayner lost his income during the pandemic while fearing for his health. But rather than giving up, he poured his worries into a creative project that documented history in the making


Kim Bui, director of audience innovation at Arizona Republic, and David Cohn, co-founder of Subtext, on building reader relationships via SMS

Texting our friends is normal, getting texts from news outlets is unusual. But this is how US journalists are keeping their most loyal readers engaged with covid-19 and furlough updates


Mariel Richards, head of partnerships at gal-dem, on launching a membership programme during covid-19

When the pandemic hit, gal-dem lost £60k in ad revenue in just a couple of weeks. So it asked the community to support its independent journalism - and 700 new members signed up in just one day

Hannah Storm, CEO of Ethical Journalism Network, on mental health in the newsroom during covid-19

Isolated, anxious and unable to share: the pandemic has brought about a concerning combination of stressors that journalists must deal with. But it is also an opportunity to rethink and reshape the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/08/20

Annabel Bligh, business and economy editor of The Conversation, on a constructive approach to crisis reporting

As we are starting to reimagine life after the coronavirus pandemic, The Anthill's podcast ‘Recovery: how the world rebuilt after past crises’ looks for lessons of the past to rebuild our disrupted societies

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/08/20

Sisi Wei, director of programs for Open News, on radical empathy during the crisis

With the racial injustice protests and coronavirus pandemic, the last few months have been tough for news organisations. What do newsroom leaders need to do now to create a network of support and change?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/08/20

Lottie Gross, freelance writer, on how to make travel writing work when you cannot travel

Finding freelance work in a lockdown has been a nightmare for many but travel writing was especially badly hit. Here is how the pandemic forced the industry to reinvent itself

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/08/20

Kellie Riordan, managing editor at ABC, on how the broadcaster made podcasts a hit during lockdown

When the coronavirus pandemic forced people to work from home, commuters around the world lost touch with their favourite shows. But the Australian public broadcaster has enjoyed record-breaking months instead

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/07/20

Shirish Kulkarni, community organiser at Bureau Local, on why we need to radically rethink news storytelling if we want audiences to listen

What if the reason why people struggle to get past the fourth paragraph of your story is that you are not writing with your reader in mind?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/07/20

De'Graft Mensah, presenter of BBC Newsround, on reporting 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

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/04/20

Hazel Baker, head of UGC newsgathering at Reuters, on fighting covid-19 mis- and disinformation

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

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/04/20

Trine Syvertsen, professor of media studies at University of Oslo, on digital detoxing 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?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/03/20

Jemima Villanueva, executive director EMEA at The Atlantic, on 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

Mark McAdam, broadcaster at Sky Sports News, on reporting football transfer stories

Sources, rumours and Deadline Day: the January transfer window is full of twists and turns. Here is how teams verify leads and go to air with accurate information

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/02/20

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