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Tip: Overcome networking nerves with these nine tricks

From going solo to an event to nailing elevator pitches, this is how to make the most of face-to-face networking

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/10/18

Tip: Improve your proofreading skills with these pointers

Grace Carter shows you how to improve your copy before your content is published

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/10/18

Tip: Five must-have widgets for your Wordpress blog

Use these widgets to give your blog more zing

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/10/18

Tip: Improve your smartphone stories

Follow this guide to master story structuring and video editing on your mobile phone

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 05/10/18

Tip of the day: How to find paid broadcast experience

For many, paid work experience is an unattainable fantasy. But there are surprisingly easy ways to get noticed and get your foot in the door

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 04/10/18

Tip: How to create professional looking infographics

Bookmark these five useful tools for data visualisation

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 03/10/18

Tip: Using 4chan to cover conspiracy theories

True or false? Message board site 4chan may be an unlikely ally to help you find the answer

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 02/10/18

Tip: The best databases for enticing content

Bookmark these top data-rich sites for journalists

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 01/10/18

Tip: Create interactive stories with these three tools

Give your documentaries a twist with immersive, non-linear, multimedia content

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 26/09/18

Tip: How to start your own newsletter

Follow this guide on setting up your own email newsletter and showcase your expertise to a wider audience

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 25/09/18

Tip: Try these 10 new investigative tools

Try these tools for unearthing, accelerating, and keeping track of your investigations

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/09/18

Tip: 12 tools for reporting on hurricanes and other disasters

Check out this advice for making the preparation, evacuation, coverage and recovery a little bit easier and more complete

Posted by Caroline Scott on 21/09/18

Tip: Looking to teach journalism online? Check out this advice

If you are transitioning to teaching students online, take note of these tips

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/09/18

Tip: Speed up your workflow with the ultimate cheatsheet for Wordpress keyboard shortcuts

When there are over 65 character combos, who needs a mouse when you can press ‘alt + shift + M’?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/09/18

Tip: Use this advice for interviewing children

Be human first, a journalist second

Posted by Caroline Scott on 17/09/18

Tip: how to correctly report on hurricanes

With Hurricane Florence dominating the news, here are nine tips on how to avoid spreading misinformation on weather phenomena

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/09/18

Tip: Know when to break your off-the-record promises

Kelly McBride’s two good reasons why journalists can go back on their word

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/09/18

Tip: Check out this advice for launching a Wordpress blog

Bookmark this step-by-step guide to get started with your website

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/09/18

Tip: How to report about suicide

Bookmark these four tips on reporting about this sensitive issue

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/09/18

Tip: The ten essential things for freelance journalists

Suzi Dixon checks off the must-haves for your home office

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/09/18

Tip: Prevent plagiarism with these free online resources

IJNet recommends these four tools to detect copycat content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/09/18

Tip: How to add IGTV to your social media strategy

This guide by Laura Holton will show you how to make the most of vertical videos within this new platform

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/09/18

Tip: Avoid making these six networking mistakes

Follow these tips on improving your networking skills and grow your pool of contacts

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/08/18

Tip: Check out these 10 steps to verify social videos

Video is among the hardest types of misinformation to fact-check, so how do you do it?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/08/18

Tip: Shooting in bright sunlight? Check out this advice

Six bright ideas to help you 'keep your cool' and get the shots you need

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/08/18

Tip: Become a better fact-checker

Watch these eight videos and learn from top experts who debunk fake news for a living

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/08/18

Tip: 11 ways to optimise your publisher's Facebook page

Take note of this advice to make the most of the platform, by 'communicating your purpose and providing a path to reader engagement'

Posted by Caroline Scott on 23/08/18

Tip: Listen in to these audio storytelling techniques

Improve your sound, and your journalism with these handy tips for reporters

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/08/18

Tip: 3 ways to promote your podcast

Take note of these three tried-and-tested strategies on growing your podcast audience

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 21/08/18

Tip: How to prevent your news startup failing

Check out this advice to get ahead of the game

Posted by Caroline Scott on 20/08/18

Tip: 13 tactics to grow your audience on Facebook

Integrate these ideas to your content sharing strategy and expand your pool of users

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/08/18

Tip: Learn how to connect with mentors

These four tips will help you grow in confidence and expand your network

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/08/18

Tip: Implement these SEO techniques to boost your page views

10 tips to help your blog rank higher on search engine results

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/08/18

Tip: Learn how to spot and respond to disinformation on social media

Use these seven signposts to understand what disinformation is and how you can fight it

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/08/18

Tip: Learn how to expand your audience

Use these four strategies to reach new people with your content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/08/18

Tip: Here are seven tools for better fact-checking

Use these to verify content and prevent the spread of disinformation

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/08/18

Tip: 3 ways to make your voice sound better on air

Jessica Hansen, the voice of NPR’s funding credits and in-house voice coach, shares her top tips for sounding better

Posted by Thea Matthews on 08/08/18

Tip: Learn these six in-camera transitions

Having clever transitions is one of the easiest ways to boost your video - for free

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 06/08/18

Tip: Check freelance fees before you pitch with "Who Pays Writers"

This platform helps you find out how much news organisations pay for freelance work

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/08/18

Tip: Here's your guide to exporting photos from Lightroom

Learn how to master 'inputs' and 'outputs' when exporting pictures

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 01/08/18

Tip: Curated writing advice from journalists and editors

Sometimes, one person's advice just isn't enough – check out this list of top tips from Poynter readers for improving your writing

Posted by Caroline Scott on 30/07/18

Tip: Find the right source with a new tool from Sqoop

This handy Google doc form helps matching journalists with relevant sources

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/07/18

Tip: Check out this app that helps you stop saying 'just' and 'sorry' in emails

Let this Chrome browser extension flag up words that make you sound less competent

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 26/07/18

Tip: Take note of these tools for fact verification

These seven tools will help you get better at fact-checking

Posted by Caroline Scott on 25/07/18

Tip: Got a story? Here's 5 ways to perfect your freelance pitch

Take note of this advice when pitching to editors at magazines, newspapers and the web

Posted by Caroline Scott on 20/07/18

Tip: A step-by-step guide to creating immersive storytelling experiences

Learn how use hypothesis-driven design to make outstanding storytelling projects

Posted by Vidhisha Patel on 09/07/18

Tip: How to handle big projects in a small, local newsroom

Learn how to get that ambitious piece of work done with fewer ressources

Posted by George Sharpe on 29/06/18

Tip: Are you a podcaster? Check out these Facebook groups and podcasts for advice and support

These resources will help you improve your storytelling and production skills

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 21/05/18

Tip: Learn the best practices for adding text to social videos

Check out this guide before you start typing

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 14/05/18

Tip: How to use SEO tactics to maximise audience growth

Here’s why digital-only newsrooms should update their approach

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/05/18

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