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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

Tip: Check out this advice for reporting on terrorist attacks

What are the dos and don’ts of reporting on terrorism and militancy? Take note of these tips when reporting on potentially hazardous groups

Posted by Caroline Scott on 14/02/17

Tip: Check out this free resource for women in photography

Bookmark this website if you're looking for work, events to attend, or a bit of inspiration

Posted by Caroline Scott on 03/02/17

Tip: Bookmark this collection of data storytelling tools

Here's a useful set of resources for using data in your reporting

Posted by Caroline Scott on 02/02/17

Tip: Advice for taking 360-degree photographs

Improve the way you capture spherical images in five simple steps

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/02/17

Tip: 7 ways to kick-start your career in radio

Looking to pursue a career behind the mic? Check out this advice to get started

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/01/17

Tip: Take note of this advice to share analytics data with your newsroom

Here's how to encourage your staff to pay attention to analytics

Posted by Caroline Scott on 30/01/17

Tip: Remember this advice for protecting your privacy online

You might want to reconsider storing files in Dropbox and choosing an encrypted service instead

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/01/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for managing a curated newsletter

If you have your own newsletter, learn from this success story

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/01/17

Tip: Use this resource to cover the US presidential inauguration

Keep these safety tips and reporting recommendations in mind to protect yourself and your work

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 20/01/17

Tip: Bookmark this guide to creating documentation for staff changes in newsrooms

Without proper documentation, all the knowledge someone acquired on the job can be lost if they switch jobs or companies

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/01/17

Tip: Follow this advice to get more out of your weekly newsroom meeting

Spending some time every week discussing what went right and wrong can help your team's work

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 18/01/17

Tip: Bookmark this online privacy resource for journalists

Learn more about protecting your privacy and your sources online

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 17/01/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice for sticking to the word count

Here are some tips for editing your own copy

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 16/01/17

Tip: Here's how to share 360-degree photos on Twitter

Follow this advice to create and share interactive images on Twitter

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/01/17

Tip: Considerations for creating engaging interactives

Check out this advice for making interactives more personal

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/01/17

Tip: Check out this guide for making GIFs

GIFs can help convey a 'timeless moment' in a more engaging way

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/01/17

Tip: Check out this advice for building trust with your readers

Take note of these 5 ways to ensure your readers trust your work

Posted by Caroline Scott on 10/01/17

Tip: Take note of these ways to find freelance writing jobs

New to freelance journalism? Check out this helpful advice that will get you booked in no time

Posted by Caroline Scott on 09/01/17

Tip: Advice for managing your news organisation's Twitter account

Readers may not click the link you share, so make sure your tweet is still telling them a story

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/01/17

Tip: Use these worksheets to plan your next story

Bookmark these two worksheets to shape your editorial project and figure out which tools can help you in the process

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/01/17

Tip: Bookmark this list of tools for better blogging

Worried your posts are too hard to read, or that your headlines could be improved? These 50 tools can help

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 04/01/17

Tip: Take a look at this list of Facebook Live formats

Need some inspiration for your Facebook live videos?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/12/16

Editorial training from Journalism.co.uk in 2017

Need new digital skills to produce more compelling stories next year? Here's what Journalism.co.uk is planning

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/12/16

Tip: Attend one of these journalism events in 2017 for industry lessons and networking

Check out this list of media conferences taking place next year – attend one near you or follow the hashtags

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/12/16

Tip: Remember this checklist for foreign reporting trips

What will you pack for your first assignment abroad?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 20/12/16

Tip: Bookmark this list of affordable 360-degree cameras

If you want to get started with 360-degree photos or videos, check out this budget-friendly gear

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/12/16

Tip: How a Washington Post reporter mapped American infrastructure

Tim Meko explained the workflow he used to create the maps in an interview with Storybench

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 15/12/16

Tip: Check out these 3 recommendations to produce social videos for mobile

Advice from NewsWhip for making your social videos work better for mobile audiences

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 14/12/16

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