In 2018, we saw collaborative journalism projects demonstrate how working together can help overcome the challenges facing local newsrooms, and also expand audience reach, particularly overseas.

However, for all the benefits that collaboration brings, it still needs to work for all parties involved.

In an appropriately collaborative piece on Global Investigative Journalism Network, Guilherme Amado, Xin Feng, Titus Plattner and Mago Torres have shared their 10 tips for collaborating between journalists, drawing on crowdsourced advice from more than 500 peers.

"Starting a collaboration with people you have never worked with is always an uncertain bet," they write, adding that sometimes it is better to recognise that collaboration is not always possible between competitors.

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