Ukraine special: Protect yourself against trauma while reporting


Journalists' mental health is at risk when the news cycle is dominated by death, destruction and uprooted lives. Trauma therapist Olivia James shares soothing techniques and aftercare tips for reporters covering the toughest of news stories


Ukraine special: how Kyiv Independent keeps on covering the war

CEO Daryna Shevchenko and CFO Jakub Parusinski talk about what is sustaining live reporting: crowdfunding campaigns, encrypted messaging platforms and a lot of anger


David Floyd, managing director of Social Spider, on growing an independent news outlet

Launching and running a community-focused news title is a tough task. So what does it take to get one off the ground?

Jonathan Heawood of PINF, on the state of play in UK independent local news

Support for the smallest local news publications is mounting as the digital economy clearly favours the bigger titles. What are the key developments on the horizon and why does it matter to you?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/02/22

Oli Dugmore, head of news and politics, JOE Media, on virtue signalling

People like to share content that matches the values they believe in. One UK entertainment news publisher taps into this and gets millions of hits on its videos - but where is the line?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/01/22

New year special: how to achieve your goals in 2022

The last two years have been tough and journalists are exhausted. Psychologist Charlotte Armitage talks about how to achieve your ambitions even if you are not feeling up to the task

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/01/22

Christmas special: Dávid Tvrdoň, columnist for The Fix Media, on highlights of 2021

This year saw big moves in the media industry. Tvrdoň, a specialist in the worlds of subscriptions, newsletters and podcasting, talks about the major changes and what is to come in 2022

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/12/21

Rebecca Whittington, online safety editor at Reach plc, on fighting abuse against journalists

An industry-first position has been created to better understand the experiences of reporters working in online spaces. Ignoring the issue will only lead to loss of talent and community stories

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/12/21

David Bornstein on closing down the New York Times' Fixes column

The pioneering solutions journalism series has drawn in readers who wanted news they can use. The co-creator talks about the highs, lows and lessons learned over 11 years

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/12/21

#HeForShe: the role of male allies for women journalists

This special episode looks at why men must support their women colleagues who are facing torrents of online threats and abuse, sexual harassment and barriers to advance in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/12/21

Janine Warner and Jazmín Acuña on fast-tracking media growth in Latin America

The media accelerator Velocidad launched in 2019 to help news startups grow and thrive. We look at its impact in a region where press freedom is under constant threat

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/11/21

Styli Charalambous, CEO of The Daily Maverick, on pay-what-you-can membership models

South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and big news stories to tell. Despite hardship, one news outlet has the support of 17k paying members, aiming for 100k in the next five years

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/11/21

Mark Herschberg of The Career Toolkit on planning your next career move

The pandemic has made us think more closely about work-life balance and job satisfaction. How do you weigh up what is the next best move for you?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/11/21

Improving communication in a virtual newsroom - Newsrewired special

Working from home has left many journalists feeling burnt out, isolated, and unable to contribute to meetings on Zoom. Learn how to change online conversations so everyone feels heard and valued

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/11/21

Improving relationships between journalists and academics - Newsrewired special

Newsrooms rely on scholars for research on industry trends but they are often reluctant to work with academia. In the end, everybody misses out. But it does not have to be that way

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/10/21

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