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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

Tip: Take note of this advice to become a better writer

12 tips to help you improve your writing skills

Posted by Jessica Graf on 26/04/17

Tip: Check out this resource for flying drones in the United States

This guide covers how to register a drone, as well as the main rules and restrictions for flying it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 25/04/17

Tip: Bookmark these headline rewrites for inspiration

Can your headlines use a makeover?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/04/17

Tip: Remember this advice while livestreaming on YouTube

If you are looking to start broadcasting live on YouTube, here are a few tips to help along the way

Posted by Jessica Graf on 21/04/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for avoiding spherical video mistakes

Take these tips on board to ensure a smoother 360-degree production process

Posted by Caroline Scott on 20/04/17

Tip: Here are 5 reasons to start an email newsletter

Check out this advice which explains how this more traditional communication channel can help you reach your audience

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/04/17

Tip: How to find the right stories and location for a 360-degree video

If you're tired of close-ups and talking heads, here's when to try a 360-degree interview

Posted by Jessica Graf on 18/04/17

Tip: Tools and equipment advice for the beginner and more advanced mobile journalist

Check out this guide for a list of apps, tools and hardware to try out when getting your mojo on

Posted by Jessica Graf on 12/04/17

Tip: Here's how to keep photo captions simple yet informative

Captions should add context and avoid leaving readers wondering who each person in the photo is

Posted by Jessica Graf on 11/04/17

Tip: Four steps to make audio clips on Facebook more engaging

Here's how leading US radio station NPR is bringing radio to Facebook news feeds

Posted by Jessica Graf on 10/04/17

Tip: Here's how to better engage with your audiences on Facebook

If you can't set it, be part of your audience's conversation on Facebook

Posted by Jessica Graf on 06/04/17

Tip: Take note of these recommendations for getting started with live-tweeting breaking news

How can you stay focused and prioritise when covering a live news event on social media?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 03/04/17

Tip: Remember this advice for understanding the origin of data used in your reporting

Many people take statistics, pie charts and other data sources at face value, but how can you make sure the information included is reliable?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 31/03/17

Tip: Here's how filmmakers can work with virtual reality

Editing virtual reality experiences can be difficult, so here are a few tips to bookmark if you want to immerse your audience into a different environment

Posted by Jessica Graf on 30/03/17

Tip: Follow these instructions to make sure your listeners keep coming back to your podcast

People have access to many different podcasts on similar topics, so how can you make sure yours stands out?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 29/03/17

Tip: Bookmark these guides for journalists looking to get started with GitHub

GitHub is a useful platform for developers and journalists to contribute their code and access other open-source projects

Posted by Jessica Graf on 28/03/17

Tip: Learn how to restrict your internet access to focus on writing

If you're feeling distracted by social media, here's how you can block certain sites for a specific period of time

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/03/17

Tip: Follow these 10 steps when fact-checking a politician's claims

Focus on checking claims that could have a big impact and don't nitpick

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/03/17

Tip: Try out these tools to help you write and edit your stories

If you need a helping hand editing your own work, these free tools could be for you

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/03/17

Tip: Remember these pointers for taking pictures that do your stories justice

Waiting for the right moment to snap a photo is more important than you might think

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 16/03/17

Tip: Bookmark this list of data journalism resources from NICAR

Here's a list of presentations, tutorials and tools mentioned at the 2017 NICAR conference

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/03/17

Tip: Working remotely? Here's how to be productive and collaborate with your team

Not being in an office gives you freedom, but also requires solid organisational skills

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/03/17

Tip: Check out this advice for liveblogging major news events

Need to liveblog a national event? Take note of this advice for before, during and after the action takes place

Posted by Caroline Scott on 13/03/17

Tip: Here's how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

Check out this advice for raising funds for your next editorial project

Posted by Caroline Scott on 09/03/17

Tip: Advice for using FOI requests to uncover stories

Here's how asking for permit records or official correspondence can move your investigation forward

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/03/17

Tip: Thinking of launching a journalism start-up or product? Here's a helpful roadmap

Start by picking which audience you want to serve and breaking down the issue you want to help fix

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/03/17

Tip: Bookmark this site to learn what's shaping the media industry today

Read these deep dives into the technology and the trends changing newsgathering and storytelling

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 02/03/17

Tip: Check out this list of ideas for experimenting with newsletters

Here are 42 suggestions to spice up your organisation's newsletter or your personal one

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 01/03/17

Tip: Try these recommendations for honing your storytelling style

How can thinking musically apply to narrative storytelling?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 28/02/17

Tip: Use this guide to determine which livestreaming app best suits your story

These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook Live, Kanvas for Tumblr and Periscope

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/02/17

Tip: Remember this advice for being more creative with social media storytelling

Consider writing your entire story on Facebook, or telling a visual story in multiple Instagram posts

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/02/17

Tip: Here's how to identify and fix issues when working with audio

Getting ready to edit your podcast and noticed there's background noise? Here's how you can fix it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/02/17

Tool for journalists: FotoForensics, for verifying images

How to check if a photo shared on social media has been digitally altered

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/02/17

Tip: Check out this guide to encryption for beginners

If you’re concerned about online privacy, here are some quick steps you can take to protect yourself

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/02/17

Tip: 18 ways to make data visualisations more mobile-friendly

Check out this list of tips from WSJ and FT at Journalism.co.uk's newsrewired conference

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 20/02/17

Tip: Check out this Facebook group connecting freelancers with celebrities and publicists

Use this group to secure your next celebrity interview

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 17/02/17

Tip: Remember this advice for creating more engaging Instagram posts

This list of tips will help you approach your Instagram strategy more efficiently

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/02/17

Tip: How to use social media analytics to find new angles on stories

How can 'white spaces' inspire your storytelling?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 15/02/17

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