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Tip: Here's how podcasts can be used to teach other journalism skills

Here are three key communications skills that can be learned from producing a podcast

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/06/17

Tip: 4 approaches to make livestreams more interactive

Here's how to engage your viewers to avoid them dropping out after a few minutes

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 21/06/17

Tip: Check out this advice for improving your voice on air

If you ever play back your voiceovers and think they sound unnatural or scripted, here's how to work on your delivery

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/06/17

Tip: 9 ways to conclude your stories in style

Check out this advice to ensure your writing comes to a satisfying end

Posted by Jessica Graf on 15/06/17

Tip: Consider these key points to record good quality audio on mobile

When it comes to mobile journalism, sound is paramount

Posted by Jessica Graf on 14/06/17

Tip: Hiring in your newsroom? Here's what you should bear in mind

Newsrooms' hiring processes show prospective applicants what working there would be like

Posted by Jessica Graf on 13/06/17

Tip: Bookmark these suggestions to engage a more diverse audience

Here's how radio station WBEZ Chicago encouraged more people to tune in and ask questions

Posted by Jessica Graf on 12/06/17

Tip: Here's how to make the most of archive content

Here's how to resurface archive content and make it relevant again when the topic is being discussed in the news

Posted by Jessica Graf on 09/06/17

Tip: Remember these pointers to find relevant sources in your area

Here's how to make your reporting more relevant to your community

Posted by Jessica Graf on 08/06/17

Tip: Negotiating a freelance contract? Use this guide as a starting point

Negotiating salaries and contracts is never easy, so check out these handy tips

Posted by Jessica Graf on 07/06/17

Tip: Refresh your Facebook Live approach with this advice

Check out the different types of livestreams NPR has done on the social media platform

Posted by Jessica Graf on 05/06/17

Tip: Advice for making use of hyperlocal data journalism

How can data journalism become a bigger part of local reporting?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 02/06/17

Tip: Consider these four pointers to identify fake news stories

Here's how to distinguish trustworthy material from misinformation

Posted by Jessica Graf on 31/05/17

7 tips for getting started as a freelance journalist

New to freelancing? Check out this advice from three journalists who are succeeding in their field and learning as they go

Posted by Caroline Scott on 31/05/17

Tip: Learn how to cover elections using Instagram

Check out these 7 steps if you are considering using Instagram for your election coverage on social media

Posted by Jessica Graf on 30/05/17

Tip: Bookmark this guide for making the most of social media analytics

How do your stories spread on social media and who is sharing them?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 25/05/17

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

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