Paul Connolly, investigative broadcast journalist, on the art of the interview

The reporter behind Netflix show 'Inside the World's Toughest Prisons' shares his tips on getting an interviewee to open up and remaining calm under pressure


Josh Helmuth, morning news anchor for KRDO, on being a journalist on YouTube

Journalists practically live on Twitter but few have a YouTube channel. A US local TV reporter reveals how he thrives on the platform without seeking controversy that could compromise his reputation


Christmas special: what is your one hope or wish for the media industry in 2021?

2020 has not been kind to our newsrooms. looks at what our community truly wants to see maintained or changed in the year ahead, from sustaining solutions journalism to preserving opportunities for young and diverse talent

Erin McCann, deputy editor, express desk at NYT, on managing a remote breaking news team

This year, the New York Times added a 24/7 news team to its London office but the pandemic forced it to rethink the way journalists work. A desk editor shares her experience of breaking news across time zones and talks about the impact of working from home on mental health

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/12/20

Newsrewired special: Penelope Jones, founder of My So-Called Career, on building a resilience toolkit

2020 reminded us that anything can happen to our careers in the near or distant future. An expert media career coach helps you create an action plan if the worst case scenario was to unfold

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/12/20

Newsrewired special: Julie Posetti, global research director of ICFJ, on post-pandemic future

Journalists are burnt out, newsrooms resources are stretched and disinformation is rife; 2020 has been a miserable year so let us put it behind us. Here are some ideas on how to make journalism thrive in 2021 inspired by a survey of more than 1,400 journalists, co-organised by ICFJ during the pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/12/20

John Crowley, freelance journalist, on working from home - or is it living at work?

Crowley's recent survey revealed that lockdown has been a mixed experience for journalists: some have enjoyed the comfort of their homes, while others have burned out. What can we learn from it to improve our newsrooms post-pandemic?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/11/20

Lucy Kueng, senior research associate at RISJ, on leading digital transformation in an age of disruption

Covid-19 added pressure on newsroom directors and heads of departments who were already grappling with pre-pandemic problems like sustainability and digital transformation. We find out what the best newsroom leaders are doing now to start meaningful changes amidst uncertainty

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/11/20

Imriel Morgan, host of Wannabe Podcast, on sustaining the impact of Black History Month

Many news organisations turn to stories celebrating the black community during October, but how can we keep the momentum going all year round? The show known for motivating underserved audiences advises

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/11/20

Isabelle Roughol of Borderline podcast, on the pros and cons of 'indie journalism'

Only a few months ago, the former LinkedIn international editor decided to start up her own podcasts, newsletter and a Patreon membership. She offers frank insight into being a 'one-woman band' and growing a niche audience

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/11/20

Ed Conway, economics editor at Sky News, on data and AR in the US election coverage

The race to the White House will be decided in some key battleground states. Sky News is planning a night of augmented reality visuals and county-level statistics to keep audiences up to date

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/10/20

Richard Holmes, investigative reporter of BuzzFeed News, on the FinCEN Files investigation

BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists teamed up to sift through 2,000 of the most sensitive government documents. One of the main reporters takes us through the inner workings of an investigation into dirty money and complicit banks

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/10/20

Ronson Chan, deputy assignment editor of Stand News, on press freedom in Hong Kong

Because of Hong Kong's administrative status, local media have a unique access to information about China that is widely off-limits to the rest of the world. But new state security laws signal a clampdown on the freedom of the press

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/10/20

Theo Chikomba of BBC News, and Ishwari Yardi at University of Leeds, on mentorships during covid-19

A mentor and the mentee talk about best practices around providing guidance to students wanting to enter the media industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/10/20

Josh Hinkle of KXAN on translating solutions journalism to local TV news

The director of investigations and innovation at a US-based TV station talks about using the traditionally long-form style of reporting in short and sweet TV news bulletins that investigate education inequality during the pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/10/20

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