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Tip: How to prepare for interviews and ask tough questions

Check out this advice from The Marshall Project on making the most of an interview

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 16/08/17

Tip: Take note of this reporting advice from experienced journalists

Journalists from The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic and more share their top tips

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/08/17

Tip: Make use of these resources for community building

The Coral Project has published a guide with case studies, tools, and academic research for setting up and managing an online community

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/08/17

Tip: Dirty word in a quote? Here's how to decide if you should publish it

Check out the this method for dealing with sexual words, insults, and epithets before you print them

Posted by Caroline Scott on 11/08/17

Tip: Here's how to share interview excerpts with Quotables

Capture your audience's attention with these images of powerful text

Posted by Caroline Scott on 10/08/17

Tip: Advice for building trust with your audience

Take note of this advice to think thoughtfully about the platforms and tools your news organisation uses to track reader behaviour

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/08/17

Tip: Take note of this advice for creating gripping podcasts

Write and frame stories so that listeners cling onto your every word

Posted by Caroline Scott on 07/08/17

Tip: Here's why data and coding skills are in demand

You may have seen many newsroom jobs advertised for data journalists and developers, but why?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 04/08/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for taking photographs with your smartphone

Here’s how to make the most of your images shot on mobile

Posted by Caroline Scott on 02/08/17

Tip: Remember this advice for aspiring freelance photojournalists

Freelancing has its advantages – but the pressure can sometimes mount to high levels

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 01/08/17

Tip: Check out this advice for teaching journalists to Facebook Live

Take note of the factors you'll have to think about, from questions on the technology to the ethical considerations

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/07/17

Tip: How journalists can spot fake pictures from the real thing

Check out this advice for debunking photo-fakes

Posted by Miranda Cortese on 28/07/17

Tip: Advice for journalists working with coders

As more coders enter the newsroom, it could sometimes feel like there’s a language barrier between them and the editorial staff

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 27/07/17

Tip: How to keep up with social media news

If you're managing social media channels, how can you make sure you’re always up to date with platform changes?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 26/07/17

Tip: How to get the most out of your smartphone camera when taking pictures at night

Check out these tips for capturing pictures in the dark with your Android smartphone camera

Posted by Miranda Cortese on 24/07/17

Tip: How to prevent female reporters from becoming targets of abuse on social media

Reaching out to eyewitnesses via private messaging could minimise the risks of threats and attacks on social platforms

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/07/17

Tip: 3 ways to make your headlines stand out on social media

What factors contribute to creating engaging headlines on social platforms?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 12/07/17

Tip: Remember this guide for investigative web research

Here's how to collect online information about people, entities or events to help you investigate corruption or map political influence

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 10/07/17

Tip: Check out this advice for reporting on Islam in Europe and US

The book 'Islam for Journalists' helps reporters gain insights into the second largest religion and build contacts in the community

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 06/07/17

Tip: 4 lists you should make before starting an investigative reporting project

Don't charge straight in – take the time to plan an initial schedule to keep organised and on track

Posted by Caroline Scott on 04/07/17

Tip: Take note of these pointers to protect your website on a budget

Set up a daily backup and more tips to keep your website safe

Posted by Caroline Scott on 30/06/17

Tip: Bookmark these recommendations for telling captivating audio stories

Check out these tips from Ira Glass, host of This American Life, who explains the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone

Posted by Caroline Scott on 29/06/17

Tip: Here's how podcasts can be used to teach other journalism skills

Here are three key communications skills that can be learned from producing a podcast

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/06/17

Tip: 4 approaches to make livestreams more interactive

Here's how to engage your viewers to avoid them dropping out after a few minutes

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 21/06/17

Tip: Check out this advice for improving your voice on air

If you ever play back your voiceovers and think they sound unnatural or scripted, here's how to work on your delivery

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/06/17

Tip: 9 ways to conclude your stories in style

Check out this advice to ensure your writing comes to a satisfying end

Posted by Jessica Graf on 15/06/17

Tip: Consider these key points to record good quality audio on mobile

When it comes to mobile journalism, sound is paramount

Posted by Jessica Graf on 14/06/17

Tip: Hiring in your newsroom? Here's what you should bear in mind

Newsrooms' hiring processes show prospective applicants what working there would be like

Posted by Jessica Graf on 13/06/17

Tip: Bookmark these suggestions to engage a more diverse audience

Here's how radio station WBEZ Chicago encouraged more people to tune in and ask questions

Posted by Jessica Graf on 12/06/17

Tip: Here's how to make the most of archive content

Here's how to resurface archive content and make it relevant again when the topic is being discussed in the news

Posted by Jessica Graf on 09/06/17

Tip: Remember these pointers to find relevant sources in your area

Here's how to make your reporting more relevant to your community

Posted by Jessica Graf on 08/06/17

Tip: Negotiating a freelance contract? Use this guide as a starting point

Negotiating salaries and contracts is never easy, so check out these handy tips

Posted by Jessica Graf on 07/06/17

Tip: Refresh your Facebook Live approach with this advice

Check out the different types of livestreams NPR has done on the social media platform

Posted by Jessica Graf on 05/06/17

Tip: Advice for making use of hyperlocal data journalism

How can data journalism become a bigger part of local reporting?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 02/06/17

Tip: Consider these four pointers to identify fake news stories

Here's how to distinguish trustworthy material from misinformation

Posted by Jessica Graf on 31/05/17

7 tips for getting started as a freelance journalist

New to freelancing? Check out this advice from three journalists who are succeeding in their field and learning as they go

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/05/17

Tip: Learn how to cover elections using Instagram

Check out these 7 steps if you are considering using Instagram for your election coverage on social media

Posted by Jessica Graf on 30/05/17

Tip: Bookmark this guide for making the most of social media analytics

How do your stories spread on social media and who is sharing them?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 25/05/17

Tip: Learn more about recording equipment by following this audio production guide

Invest time into choosing the right microphone and editing tools before you set out to record a new podcast or video

Posted by Jessica Graf on 22/05/17

Tip: Consider these key points when using social media in the Middle East

Five key trends that publishers need to be aware of while working in the region

Posted by Jessica Graf on 19/05/17

Tip: Advice for planning large editorial projects with fewer resources

Getting different teams involved and asking for readers' input can help overcome obstacles such as lack of resources

Posted by Jessica Graf on 18/05/17

Tip: 6 suggestions for using multimedia tools to cover climate change

Climate change is a complex subject, so check out these tips to help explain its importance to your audience

Posted by Jessica Graf on 16/05/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice before making a map

Here are the three questions you should ask yourself before using mapping tools to tell stories

Posted by Jessica Graf on 10/05/17

Tip: Bookmark these pointers to avoid typos and spelling mistakes

Always double-check the grammar and spelling in your story before you hit the 'publish' button

Posted by Jessica Graf on 09/05/17

Tip: Remember this advice to get around a no-filming rule when reporting live

If you are looking to liveblog an event with strict no-filming rules, here are a few tips to help along the way

Posted by Jessica Graf on 08/05/17

Tip: Advice for conducting interviews that require interpreters

Use these tips to have a productive interaction with your interviewee and the interpreter, even if you don't speak the same language

Posted by Jessica Graf on 05/05/17

Tip: Check out this resource for creating engaging online videos

This guide includes tips for journalists on editing their videos, including what the ideal length is for each platform and how to use the comments section after uploading them

Posted by Jessica Graf on 04/05/17

Tip: Here's how to find election sources in your area using Facebook Graph

This tool can help you find and get in touch with citizens of different nationalities in your area

Posted by Jessica Graf on 03/05/17

Tip: Use this checklist to prepare for your journalism job interview

Ticking the boxes on this list will help you feel more prepared for your internship or job interview

Posted by Jessica Graf on 02/05/17

Tip: How to check if the research quoted in your story is trustworthy

Always check if the author of the study you're planning to cite has any conflicts of interest

Posted by Jessica Graf on 27/04/17

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