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Tip: Explore the value of a side project

Here are seven reasons why journalists should add more strings to their bow

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/02/19

Tip: How to increase diversity of your conference panels

Are your events too 'pale, male, stale'? Then check out this list of 104 women and non binary people who can (and should) speak at your next conference

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 11/02/19

Tip: How to cover (not only) the 2019 Nigerian elections

Top-quality reporting is crucial in the age of widespread misinformation, especially during elections. Follow these steps to get your coverage right

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 07/02/19

Tip: Gear your digital content towards search

Use these three pointers to get discovered on Google

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/02/19

Tip: Look out for these five global trends in journalism

From emerging technology to audience behaviour, what do newsrooms need to be paying attention to in the next few years?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/01/19

Tip: How to prepare your newsroom for 2019

Three experienced newsroom leaders advise journalists and newsroom leaders on improving their work strategy

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/01/19

Tip: Tailor your content towards voice search

How should newsrooms be producing their content if they want to show up on a Siri search result?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/01/19

Tip: How to expand your readership in 2019

What trends should news organisations follow to to maximise their audience reach?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/01/19

Tip: Become an entrepreneurial journalist

Award-winning journalist Roland Martin delivers five hard truths about developing a business mentality

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/01/19

Tip: 12 principles journalists should follow to protect their sources

Follow the 'Perugia Principles' when dealing with confidential sources, online and offline

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 21/01/19

Tip: Seven tools to pinpoint plagiarism

Bookmark these free tools that can help you spot plagiarised content and keep you out of trouble

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/01/19

Tip: Best practices for building a digital strategy

Check out these five industry case studies for inspiration if you are building an online following or subscription model

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/01/19

Tip: Check out these eight video editing apps

Experiment with these apps on Android and iOS devices for producing content on-the-go

Posted by Caroline Scott on 16/01/19

Tip: Six pieces of honest advice for freelance journalists

Journalist Helen Jackson provides her survival guide to freelance writing

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/01/19

Tip: How to retain subscribers

Follow this advice from INMA’s November Consumer Engagement Summit to have happy, loyal subscribers

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/01/19

Tip: How to pitch a solutions journalism idea to editors

Follow these steps to craft an attention-grabbing pitch that will get your story noticed

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 11/01/19

Tip: 10 tools for budding investigative journalists

Bookmark these top tools and training opportunities from the Bureau Local if you are looking to dip your toe into investigative journalism

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/01/19

Tip: Essential questions to ask when reporting on public polls

Follow these steps and never get that article on poll results wrong again

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 09/01/19

Tip: Take note of this advanced guide for searching on Twitter

Check out this article to help you get more from the social media platform

Posted by Caroline Scott on 08/01/19

Tip: Establish personal and professional online boundaries

Two journalists share their best practice of striking the right balance of online privacy and safety

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/01/19

Tip: Best practices for journalism university candidates

Learn how to make your university application stand out from the crowd

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/01/19

Tip: Check out these popular journalism tools from 2018

Get started with these apps and plugins for an easier and more productive workflow

Posted by Caroline Scott on 03/01/19

Tip: How to make your next collaboration project work

10 tips on teaming up with other organisations, drawing on advice from more than 500 journalists

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/01/19

Tip: How to achieve award-worthy investigative journalism

Learn all the tips and tricks from Clare Baldwin, Reuters special correspondent

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/12/18

Tip: Write attention-grabbing headlines

‘Journalists write to be read, not to have their stories be ignored’ - Tony Rogers has six tips to get more eyeballs on your articles

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/12/18

Tip: How to become a great leader in your newsroom

Great journalists are often terrible managers - but you don't have to be. Here's how to grow as a leader

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/12/18

Tip: How to start your collaborative reporting project

Use cross-border journalism to write authentically about other countries

Posted by Tom George on 12/12/18

Tip: How to write more engaging editorials

Producing quality has never been so important – check out these 12 tips

Posted by Tom George on 11/12/18

Tip: How to report on sexual violence

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has given journalists five tips for reporting on this sensitive topic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/12/18

Tip: Use backwatching to safely perform walking shots

To capture the perfect walking shot, the backwatcher must have excellent 360 degree awareness and communication skills

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/12/18

Tip: How to use structured journalism to cover developing stories

Check out this advice when you are working with more information than you can squeeze into the average daily news story

Posted by Caroline Scott on 05/12/18

Tip: How to launch your journalism startup successfully

Here are some of the most important questions to ask before putting your product out publicly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/12/18

Tip: Try these 9 types of mobile visual storytelling

Get inspired by these examples of mobile journalism in action

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/12/18

Tip: How to add copyright-free images to your Wordpress site with the photo library feature

Embed free-to-use photos from Pexels straight into your article with this explainer

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/11/18

Tip: How to report on poverty

Four industry insights on how to tell stories of hardship correctly

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/11/18

Tip: Seven best practices for iPhone photography

Bookmark these tips for taking better pictures with your smartphone

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/11/18

Tip: Launch and grow your news podcast

Casual conversations and equipment of choice will help your podcast blossom, says Dávid Tvrdoň, podcast producer at SME.sk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/11/18

Tip: Check out these resources for journalists interested in social media

Damian Radcliffe, chambers professor in journalism at the University of Oregon, offers 41 must read websites and newsletters to help you get ahead of the game

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/11/18

Tip: Take note of these digital security tips every journalist needs to know

Four hacks that journalists can implement today to protect themselves, their sources and their story

Posted by Caroline Scott on 20/11/18

Tip: Get to grips with bots, botnets and trolls

Learn the working definitions and methodologies to identify, expose, and explain disinformation online

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/11/18

Tip: Six questions to ask (and answer) before launching a membership programme

Follow these six tips from the European Journalism Centre on launching a new membership model in your news organisations

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/11/18

Tip: How to report on mass shootings

Follow these tips when reporting on gun violence to improve the quality of your newsroom's coverage and deter copycats

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 13/11/18

Seven tips for better reporting on opinion polls and surveys

Bookmark these tips on spotting, understanding and reporting on margin of error

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/11/18

Tip: Break into political journalism

Follow these six insider tips if reporting on Brexit and politicians is your passion

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/11/18

Tip: Check out this advice for improving your e-mail signature

Leave a lasting impression with a personal, practical and professional send-off

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/11/18

Tip: Seven lessons in rebuilding trust in news organisations

Reporting original stories and changing hiring policy are among Damian Radcliffe's top tips to rebuilding trust in the media, and in doing so, boosting their revenue stream

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/11/18

Tip: Protect sensitive data with these digital security measures

Journalists should take extra precaution to protect sensitive sources and stories — here are four safeguards

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/10/18

Tip: Avoid these six freelancer pitching mistakes

The dos and don’ts when trying to get your pitch commissioned

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/10/18

Tip: Why you should keep your portfolio short and sweet

When going in for your next job, you only need to send in a selection of your best work — here are four reasons why

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/10/18

Tip: How using a physical planner can help you get organised

We love technology, but sometimes you just can't beat a paper diary...

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/10/18

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