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Tip: Here’s how to better share analytics with your team

Are the numbers helping or hindering journalistic work in your newsroom?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/10/17

Tip: Check out these free tools for mobile audio

Recording and sharing on the go? Some of these apps could help

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/10/17

Tip: How to adapt large journalism projects for small newsrooms

Find out more about 'the Weird Al method' for drawing inspiration

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 13/10/17

Tip: Check out these multimedia resources from the ONA17 conference

Missed out on this year's event from the Online News Association? Here's some videos, audio and blogs of the sessions

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 12/10/17

Tip: Remember this advice for writing strong headlines for social media

Highlight an interesting point in your article instead of attempting to summarise it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/10/17

Tip: Catch up with all the social media news of September with this list

How are your favourite platforms changing - have you missed any of the headlines?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 10/10/17

Tip: Here's what's behind some of the job roles at the intersection of journalism and technology

Do a community manager, a social media producer and an engagement editor have similar responsibilities?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 09/10/17

Tip: How to identify and debunk fake Twitter accounts

This 10-step guide explains how journalists can tackle fake Twitter bots

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/10/17

Tip: Bookmark these resources for planning digital initiatives in the newsroom

Thinking of starting a podcast, launching a newsletter, or hiring editorial staff? Make use of this collection of best practices

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/10/17

Tip: Use these platforms to collaborate on stories and projects

Working with multiple teams or organisations? Check out these resources for collaborative journalism

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 03/10/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines for covering mis- and disinformation

When is a false news story worth writing about, and what else can journalists do to stop the spread of misinformation?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 02/10/17

Tip: Check out these story formats that go beyond text

If you’re stuck, this digital storytelling guide can help

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 29/09/17

Tip: Take note of this advice for staying safe while covering a natural disaster

Check out this handy checklist for reporters to stay smart when covering a hurricane

Posted by Caroline Scott on 28/09/17

Tip: How to plan your story in virtual reality

Storyboarding for VR has its challenges – here's some advice

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 27/09/17

Tip: Take note of these live video lessons from Le Figaro

How does the title keep viewers engaged for 15 minutes at a time?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/09/17

Tip: Check out this fact-checking advice

How do you ensure your fact-checks reach your intended audience?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/09/17

Tip: How to keep your Twitter profile out of trouble

If you’re not sure you should tweet that, consider this advice first

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/09/17

Tip: Check out this list of newsletters about data journalism

Subscribe to one of these nine newsletters to keep up to date with data storytelling

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/09/17

Tip: Use this search engine for US public records

Sqoop helps journalists find patents, US Attorney’s Offices releases, and more

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 18/09/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for local newsrooms to keep up with digital practices

Here's how to incorporate graphics, podcasts and other multimedia elements in your reporting

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/09/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines for good data journalism

Find the human story in the numbers and more tips for working with data

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/09/17

Tip: Check out this list of tools for creating social media posts

Looking for the right tool to make videos, GIFs of infographics? Take a look at this collection

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/09/17

Tip: How to produce captivating Instagram Stories

Check out this advice for making the most of Instagram's stories feature

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 12/09/17

Tip: Doing user research? Here's what you can ask your readers

These materials from the Membership Puzzle can help you make the most of your readers' feedback

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/09/17

Tip: Remember this advice for writing an eye-catching intro for your story

Does the opening line in your articles make the reader want to find out more?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/09/17

Tip: How to engage readers on social media using tweetstorms

Here's how to craft a series of tweets around a big story or investigation

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 07/09/17

Tip: 6 ways to transform audio into social videos

Check out these apps to make your audio more shareable on social media

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/09/17

Tip: Use these resources to file a Freedom of Information request in different countries

Do you know how FOIA law works in European countries or Latin America?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/09/17

Tip: Bookmark this list of tools for transcribing audio

Looking for a quick way to turn audio into text? Here are 28 options you can use

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 04/09/17

Tip: Why hiring local freelancers can be beneficial to your news organisation

6 ways hiring freelancers will keep you within your production budget while also freeing up your time

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/08/17

Tip: Check out this advice for building newsroom skills on a budget

Make the most of training your reporters when time and money are short

Posted by Caroline Scott on 29/08/17

Lydia Polgreen and Katharine Viner share how they got their start in journalism

Speaking on a BBC World Service programme, the two editors recounted their first experiences in journalism and discussed their roles today

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 29/08/17

Tip: Here's how to add a magnifying glass animation to a map

Create a map that tells a better story with this technique

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 25/08/17

Tip: Use this timeline to keep up with news from platforms

What are the latest social media and tech updates and what do they mean for you?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/08/17

Tip: Bookmark this list of newsletters to keep up with changes in the media industry

Knowing the latest media news and trends will help you understand the environment you work in

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 23/08/17

Tip: What to expect the moments after your tweet goes viral

Here’s what happened when a tweet by our former technology editor went viral

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/08/17

Tip: Check out this advice from journalists sharing their biggest mistakes

At the start of your career, there may be a lot of trial and error

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/08/17

Tip: Posting to Instagram? Make your captions count with these recommendations

How many words should your caption have, and should you use emojis?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 18/08/17

Tip: Advice for incorporating data skills into a journalism curriculum

Teaching a journalism degree without a separate course on data? Here's how to weave those skills into the programme

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/08/17

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

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