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Tip: Five ways to boost your Instagram presence

Looking to boost your following? Here are some pointers on creating eye-catching posts which attract followers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/01/20

Tip: Seven pointers on using Adobe Premiere Pro

Take your desktop editing up a notch with this advise on applying transitions and fixing colour

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/01/20

Crowdfunding platforms for journalists

With newsrooms looking for new ways of financing their journalism, what platforms can they use to fund their next big project?

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/01/20

Tip: Find alternatives to VPNs

Although VPNs are useful in allowing access to blocked websites, some are owned by national governments - here are some alternative tools

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/01/20

Tip: Improve your SEO skills

Optimising content for search engines is easier than you might think - here are some tips from SEO experts

Posted by Daniel Green on 14/01/20

Tip: How to report on migration in Africa and other parts of the world

Bookmark these five tips on correctly covering migration issues

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 13/01/20

10 tips for introducing mobile journalism into local newsrooms

Why can a smartphone be a journalist's best friend when reporting from a crowd? Because it is lightweight and discreet

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/01/20

How to speed up solutions journalism

The Solutions Journalism Network's most prolific contributors offer 14 tips to save time on reporting

Posted by Julia Hotz on 10/01/20

Tip: Handy gadgets and gear for journalists

Power banks, smartphone rigs and a copy of essential media law to-hand can be life-savers in the field and on the newsdesk

Posted by Daniel Green on 10/01/20

Tip: Spot fake images surrounding the US-Iran conflict using your smartphone

Bookmark this citizens guide to checking social media posts with the device that is already in their back pockets

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/01/20

Tip: New Year's resolutions for the newsroom leaders

How can your news organisation be a better place to work in 2020? Here are some suggestions to take into the year ahead

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/01/20

Tip: How to network at events

Networking may not come naturally to everyone but establishing new contacts and sources is necessary for breaking into journalism and getting scoops

Posted by Daniel Green on 02/01/20

Tip: Avoid the pitfalls of predictive journalism

When making forecasts on financial markets and elections, how can journalists prevent leading readers astray?

Posted by Daniel Green on 20/12/19

Tip: How to make your longform articles more engaging

What makes readers reach the end of a 3,000-word piece? The trick is to make your opening paragraph count

Posted by Daniel Green on 19/12/19

Tip: Eight steps to up your digital storytelling game

Facebook Journalism Project and International Center for Journalists offers an expert's guide to creating compelling video content for social media

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/12/19

Tip: Drive deeper audience engagement on Instagram

How do you achieve 10,000 new followers every day? BBC News offers its inside strategy on Facebook Journalism Project

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/12/19

Tip: Seven recommendations for introducing artificial intelligence to your newsroom

AI can transform journalism but many organisations have not yet explored its potential. Bookmark this guide and start to prepare your team for the AI-powered future

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 16/12/19

Tip: Improve your investigative journalism skills

From collaboration to cultivating sources, here are five key themes from this year's Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/12/19

What skills will journalists need in 2020?

Newsroom leaders from FT, CNN and Forbes reveal how they are preparing their reporters for the decade ahead and why it still matters to be able to pick up the phone

Posted by Melissa Spence and Amy Batt on 11/12/19

Tip: Learn to organise a data journalism team

Follow this step-by-step guide to building an efficient data reporting unit that can translate complex stories to your audience and visualise findings in an accessible way

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/12/19

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

Learn how to pick the right guests and not over-edit 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

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