Tip of the day

Tip: Travel restrictions impacting news-gathering? Hire a local freelancer

With the spread of coronavirus making international travel difficult, these freelancers can take assignments without getting on a plane

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 16/03/20

Tip: Create an effective 'contact us' page

Make it easy for your readers to get in touch with you - it can help to build trust and generate news tips

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/03/20

Tip: Working with whistle-blowers

Although they can provide vital information that can uncover malpractice, tips from informants must be treated carefully

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/03/20

Tip: Investigating company accounts

Could your next story be buried in director statements and profit margins?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/03/20

Tip: Staying positive in the journalism job hunt

Job rejections are always tough to take, but it is important to keep your mental health in check

Posted by Daniel Green on 10/03/20

Tip: Best encrypted messaging apps for communicating with sources

When investigating a sensitive topic, journalists need to reduce the risk of hackers listening to conversations and stealing data. Here is how to choose the right app

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 09/03/20

Tip: 10 ways to strengthen local journalism

Local newsrooms are more trusted than most national outlets - here is how to preserve that trust and make it pay

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/03/20

Tip: Machine learning solutions for journalists

Still scratching your head about using AI in your newsroom? Here are some of the techniques commonly used in the Quartz investigations team and AI studio

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/03/20

Tip: Five lessons for journalism in the age of rage

Journalists are no more the sole providers of information. If we are not careful, however, we may end up simply mirroring the anger-driven social media instead of being a counterweight on the side of the reason

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/03/20

Tip: Make complex facts easy to read

Avoiding or translating jargon, visualising data and creating the illusion of conversation can make your writing clearer

Posted by Daniel Green on 28/02/20

Tip: Fact-checking throughout election season

What should journalists be looking out for during the upcoming US election campaign?

Posted by Daniel Green on 27/02/20

Tip: Download Twitter videos on iPhone and Android

Here is a handy shortcut for getting your hands on social media video - but make sure you have the copyright holder's consent first

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/02/20

Tip: A complete guide to broadcast engineering

Radio Tech Con provides everything you need to know about building radio studios to understanding transmissions

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/02/20

Tip: Producing content that works for TikTok

What gets the attention of Gen Z audiences? Explainer content goes down a treat

Posted by Daniel Green on 21/02/20

Tip: Making cross-border collaboration a success

Vision, communication and shared resources are all key ingredients to working with journalists from different countries

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/02/20

< Previous Next >

Freelancers for hire

image description
Tips for freelance journalists

Learn how to keep the wolf from your door

image description
Wiki glossaries

A-Z lists of online style tips and terms

Advertise here: Contact
Andrew Brimson 01273 384293