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Tip: Make the most of RSS feeds

Knowing how to use the application can help journalists personalise a steady flow of content - as well as aid data journalism

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/12/19

Tip: Tweetdeck for student journalists

The platform is essential for reporters to find their next story, but it can seem daunting at first - here is a guide for new reporters

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/12/19

Five tips for shooting an on-the-road documentary with your mobile phone

Award-winning cinematographer Cassius Rayner offers his lessons in filming in temperatures of up to 40°C and from the back of a moving vehicle

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/12/19

Tip: Develop your management skills

Newsroom culture is key for a reporter's development and it all starts with senior leaders and managers - here is how to get the best out of your team

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/12/19

Tip: Ten resources for data journalists

Get some inspiration for your next data-driven investigation with these tools and pointers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/12/19

Tip: Proven strategies to make your CV stand out

Want to boost your odds with your next job application? Keep it concise and highlight your relevant skills

Posted by Daniel Green on 02/12/19

Tip: Reporting on scientific research

When covering the latest scientific study, make sure you do not fall into the trap of the 'single-study' problem

Posted by Daniel Green on 29/11/19

Tip: How to (and how not to) report on Indigenous art

Reporters must portray cultural beliefs and knowledge accurately and fairly - here are the dos and don'ts

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/11/19

Six tips to improve your radio and podcast interviews

How do you create the most enjoyable listening experience for your audience? The answer lies in picking the right guests and not over-editing the conversation

Posted by Damian Radcliffe on 25/11/19

Using mobile journalism for small publishers and local news organisations

Can your smartphone be the ideal piece of kit for reporting breaking news and shooting vox pops in the street? Yes — so long as you bring a charger bank and a gimbal

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/11/19

Tip: Five ways to empower women in the newsroom

This advice for female journalists - from female journalists - aims to tackle common struggles together

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/11/19

Tip: Explore the power of print

As a number of big Silicon Valley tech firms are launching glossy magazines, here is what you can learn about the value of a print publication for your brand

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/11/19

Tip: Become a digital editor

What does it take to manage a digital newsroom? Here is some advice from the European Journalism Centre's '100 paths to journalism' newsletter

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/11/19

Tip: How to stretch your resources

At a time of shrinking budgets and newsrooms, here are some strategies to make your reporting go further

Posted by Daniel Green on 18/11/19

Tip: Manage your daily news podcast

What does it take to quickly produce episodes every day of the week? Spotify for Podcasters goes behind the process

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/11/19

Tip: How to report on the climate emergency

From 360° video to solutions journalism, journalists share how to make reporting on the crisis both engaging and ethical

Posted by Daniel Green on 13/11/19

Tip: 10 steps to fact-check politicians' claims

As Britain prepares to head to the polls next month, here are some best practices for keeping readers accurately informed during election season

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/11/19

Tip: What journalists can do when experiencing online attacks

Trolling, threats and harassment have become all too common for online journalists. Here is what you can do to protect yourself and fight against abuse

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 11/11/19

Tip: Keep your loyal readers wanting more

Your website can grow its subscribers by recognising your most active visitors

Posted by Amy Batt on 08/11/19

Tip: Five ways news organisations can break into TikTok

The Washington Post amassed 220k followers in about six months. How can your organisation develop a presence on the rapidly-growing video platform?

Posted by Amy Batt on 07/11/19

Tip: Recording phone calls for Android devices

For your next interview, use these two methods to get word-for-word notes and quotes

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/11/19

Tip: Improving your Election Day coverage

Establishing contacts in advance and having a plan for who to interview will prevent chaotic Election Day coverage

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/11/19

Tip: Five ways journalists can use Facebook to further their reporting

From using groups to sharing live video, the social network now allows reporters to do much more than posting holiday pictures

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 04/11/19

Tip: Take your video content to the next level

These lessons from Facebook's Video Accelerator programme show you how to gain more viewers

Posted by Daniel Green on 01/11/19

Tip: Boost your productivity

You do not always need coffee to find motivation - use these expert tips to fight off procrastination

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/10/19

Tip: Get your big break in journalism

How do you get your foot in the door of a news organisation? Recent university graduates explain how they did it

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/10/19

Tip: Learn to use Python for coding on Mac

Check out this step-by-step guide to using the popular programming language in a wide variety of journalistic projects

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/10/19

Tip: Finding the right smartphone for mobile journalism

Choosing from the vast range of mobiles can be daunting - use this guide to find the right fit for you

Posted by Daniel Green on 25/10/19

Tip: Picking a microphone for your podcast

Find the right equipment to best suit your recording set up

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/10/19

Tip: Selecting a gimbal for your mobile reporting

This tool has become a must-have for most mojos. A veteran video editor explains how to know which one is right for you

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/10/19

Tip: Seven storytelling hooks for long-form writing

For your next article, use these techniques to tempt the reader to go beyond the opening paragraph

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/10/19

Tip: How to script a journalism video

Learn to select the right piece of journalism for video storytelling and turn it into an easy-to-follow script

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 21/10/19

Tip: Use Reddit for local journalism

The social media platform can be a hotbed for leads and stories - but only when used wisely

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/10/19

Tip: How to handle sensitive topics and protect reporters' mental health

Editors from Pakistani publication Dawn share their experience and advice in researching and handling data on suicide

Posted by Daniel Green on 17/10/19

Tip: Improve your productivity

Industry professionals reveal their best tools for staying on top of their busy schedules

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/10/19

Tip: Going viral on social media

Use numbers in headlines, spark emotion from readers and leverage connections to increase the reach of your content

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/10/19

Tip: Increase views on your mobile website to harvest better data

It is easier to encourage readers to view more pages and map their engagement than trying to get more users - here is how

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/10/19

Tip: Get your op-ed picked up by a major publication

Do your research, have a full marketing plan and agree a price before editing to make pitching to a larger publication successful

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/10/19

Tip: Improve the coverage of your local patch

How do you report local stories quickly and accurately? Use these ten digital tools

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/10/19

Tip: Make the most of Twitter

Ditch hashtags during breaking news events and develop your online persona to use the social media platform to its fullest potential

Posted by Daniel Green on 09/10/19

Tip: Ten rules to using eyewitness media

Bookmark these tips on featuring user-generated pictures and footage ethically and responsibly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/10/19

Tip: Limit the impact graphic images has on journalists

Sensitive images can be traumatic for newsroom staff too. Here is how to help protect the social media desk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/10/19

Tip: Reporting on whistle-blowers

With whistle-blowers often putting their careers and safety on the line, journalists must consider the harm their reporting might cause

Posted by Daniel Green on 03/10/19

Tip: Five tips on finding rare information on the deep web

When searching or verifying facts online, do not simply rely on search engines as they only show a fraction of available online content. Try this instead

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/10/19

Tip: Covering trans and non-binary people

With trans people often subject to demonising press coverage, here are five tips on how to accurately report on issues affecting their community

Posted by Daniel Green on 01/10/19

Tip: 12 ways to improve your iPhone photography

Bookmark these tips to help you up your mojo game and get that perfect shot every time

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/09/19

Tip: Processing a large-scale story

Where do you even start to approach the mountain of information? Here is a Twitter thread to guide you through story planning, writing and structuring

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/09/19

Tip: Getting started with Snapseed

From adding filters to digitally removing objects, here is an in-depth guide to the basics of Google's photo editing app

Posted by Daniel Green on 26/09/19

Six tips to improve the audio quality of your podcast

From using noise gates to music beds, a former BBC Studios producer shares his six shortcuts to expert sound design

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/09/19

Tip: Security measures for independent media

When dealing with dangerous stories, use this advice from reporters and editors working in Mexico and El Salvador

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/09/19

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