Christmas podcast: looks back at 2019's hot (and not) topics in the media industry


What have we learned from 2019 and what is in store for 2020? Editor Marcela Kunova reflects on what topics journalists care about the most but also what content they share without reading


Annie Gouk, data journalist at Reach plc, on turning databases into human stories

The North in Numbers podcast is a new series of data-led interviews that shows there is a personal story to be told in every large database. The tricky part is to ensure listeners do not get information overload


Suchandrika Chakrabarti, host of Freelance Pod, on what to do before, during and after a live podcast event

When your biggest fans come face-to-face with the hosts of their favourite shows, it can be a whole new experience for them - learn some firsthand tips from the host of Freelance Pod

Caroline Scott, freelance videographer, on using mobile journalism for small publishers and local news organisations

Can your smartphone be the ideal piece of kit for reporting breaking news and shooting vox pops in the street? Yes — so long as you bring a charger bank and a gimbal

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/11/19

Leon Fryszer, director of Krautreporter, on what audience engagement really means

Engaged journalism has become a buzzword. One German co-operatively owned publisher drills into the meaning, how readers can be part of the editorial process and why they buy into the concept

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/11/19

Tom Collinger, Ed Malthouse and Tim Franklin, of the Medill Local News Initiative, on shifting trends in US local news

At the halfway point of the project, three research leaders reflect on their findings so far. They identify how local news publishers are responding to 'the big sea change' of increasingly individual reader needs and habits

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/11/19

David Leigh, veteran investigative journalist, on what reporters of tomorrow need to know about investigative journalism today

What lessons from the past can help in the modern digital post-truth era? A journalist with 40 years of experience offers a survival guide

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/10/19

Newsrewired sneak peek podcast: diversity, artificial intelligence, and future-proofing journalism

Take a glimpse behind the curtain of our upcoming Newsrewired conference with speakers from Birmingham City University, Reach plc, CNN and First Draft

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/10/19

A guide to beat reporting and developing a local patch

When MyLondon launched last year, it started from the ground up to report on community issues in the capital. We find out how reporters started to build contacts and land story scoops in their new surroundings

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/10/19

Talk The Vote: How Richland Source is taking a 'resident-powered' approach to local election coverage

The US regional news website has embarked on a six-stop 'listening tour' in Mansfield, Ohio, to gauge what citizens want from their elected officials and publish the findings

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/10/19

‘I became a journalist aged 31, as a single parent and a woman of colour’

Finalist of the Breaking Into News scheme talks about her journey to becoming a reporter after years of working with vulnerable people so she can tell their stories

Posted by Daniel Green and Jacob Granger on 03/10/19

Educating young people on news deserts, misinformation and social exclusion in the media industry

UK charity The Student View brings journalists into secondary schools to teach pupils about FOI requests and help them get bylines on local news websites

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/09/19

How can public service media remain relevant in a digital landscape?

Online competition is muscling out public broadcasters - like BBC News - that struggle to serve and represent younger and less formally educated audiences, a new RISJ report has found

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/09/19

“Diversity is not about political correctness. It’s about quality journalism”

From missing valuable stories to not representing audiences we serve, lack of diversity has a real impact on the quality of reporting. Bringing different voices to the newsroom is now crucial for the survival of our industry

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/08/19

Fluff, buzzwords and bland quotes: why your press releases get deleted

A journalist-turned-publicist gives her best tips on clear writing, developing news sense and creating successful relationships between PRs, freelance journalists and newsrooms

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/08/19

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