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


What does audience engagement really mean?

Incoming director of the co-operatively owned German publisher Krautreporter drills into engaged journalism, talking about how readers can be part of the editorial process and why they buy into the concept


US local news industry is shifting from adverts to reader revenue model in search of sustainability

At the halfway point of the Medill Local News Initiative, three research leaders identify how local news publishers are responding to 'the big sea change' of increasingly individual reader needs and habits

What do reporters of tomorrow need to know about investigative journalism today?

In his new book, veteran investigative journalist David Leigh explains how to survive the dangers of the digital and post-truth era using lessons from the past

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

Bringing Stories Home: Behind the Pulitzer Center's latest local news initiative

The non-profit media organisation aims to win back audience trust in US local news, while increasing journalist's job security, by supporting public service projects

Posted by Daniel Green on 16/08/19

What do journalists struggle with the most on social media?

Digital media consultant Matt Navarra discusses the key social strategy challenges, including new formats, targeting audiences and verification

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/08/19

How can we improve the love-hate relationship between Google and news publishers?

Journalists often see the platform as the main cause of declining advertising revenue. Here is how Google is rebuilding those bridges

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/08/19

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