Sofía Delgado of Newsquest, on using audio clips to boost reader engagement


A new in-house app allows local reporters to send soundbites from courts and sports matches to the newsroom to create richer content and pull the reader deeper into the story


Orson Francescone, managing director of FT Live, on the post-pandemic future of media events

The business news publisher changed its live events strategy during the pandemic and managed to reach ten times as many delegates in the process. What does this mean as physical venues start opening back up?


Osama Gaweesh, refugee journalist, on his journey into the UK media industry

As he joins via the Refugee Journalism Project, our apprentice reporter recounts his story of taking part in the 2011 Egyptian uprisings, launching a dissident TV channel in Turkey and being exiled to the UK

Newsrewired special: the CIA's secrets to creative problem solving

Just like journalists, the CIA agents deal with stress, deadlines and tasks, leaving little time for creative thinking. Get inspired by their four techniques that can increase your own solution-generating power

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/05/21

Newsrewired special: emerging social platforms and why journalists should care

Clubhouse, TikTok, Twitter Spaces and Instagram Reels are amongst the shiny new social platforms and features launched recently. Do they really matter to journalism or are they a passing fad?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/05/21

Catherine Chapman, independent journalist, on pitfalls of cybersecurity reporting

Two thirds of tech experts consider mainstream media coverage of online safety to be inaccurate and sensationalised. But how much do the nuances really matter when trying to get audiences interested in an often dull and complex topic?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/05/21

Ben Spencer, science editor, The Sunday Times, on the future of climate journalism

Environmentalism may well be the next big topic for audience engagement and growth but only if journalists find new ways to make it relevant to people's everyday lives

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/04/21

Tristan Kirk, court correspondent, The Evening Standard, on virtual attendance at UK courts

The pandemic meant journalists swapped courtrooms for living rooms to cover legal hearings. Now new proposed legislation could make virtual reporting a permanent feature, which could be a game-changer for the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/04/21

Nikki Akinola, diversity and inclusion co-ordinator, NCTJ, on diversifying British journalism

The debate on racism in the media sparked by the Harry and Meghan interview gave the NCTJ's diversity scheme an unexpected boost

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/04/21

Special episode: (the lack of) diversity in independent publishing

The emergence of platforms like Substack and Patreon has made it easier for journalists to create premium content but the upper echelons of this industry are still heavily male-dominated. What stops women from rising through the ranks?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/03/21

Paul Ostwald, co-founder of, on launching a media startup in a pandemic

How did this European media startup succeed to create a collaborative virtual newsroom in the space of a few months?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/03/21

Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor of Sky News, on the role of journalists in information warfare

The new podcast series Into The Grey Zone explores prominent cyberattacks and real-life violent crime orchestrated by murky international actors. Its host warns newsrooms to stay vigilant as anyone can become a propaganda tool

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/03/21

Tom Hourigan, senior journalist, BBC News, on reporters' mental health during the pandemic

A new website encourages journalists to open up about the stress and anxiety caused by the lockdown. We spoke to the founder about what newsroom leaders must do to better look after their staff

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/03/21

David Higgerson, chief audience officer, Reach plc, on overcoming leadership challenges during the pandemic

When the country went into lockdown, the newspaper group furloughed and laid off hundreds of staff but it also launched three new local titles. How did it set priorities amid uncertainty?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/02/21

Sudakshina Bhattacharjee, content marketer, on expanding your career options

Digital journalists have a range of skills that are sought-after in wider trades. A journalist-turned-commercial writer explains how to find work writing for brands and businesses and what you must know before diving in

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/02/21

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