Tips for journalists

Tip: Producing content that works for TikTok

What gets the attention of Gen Z audiences? Explainer content goes down a treat

Posted by Daniel Green on 21/02/20

Tip: Making cross-border collaboration a success

Vision, communication and shared resources are all key ingredients to working with journalists from different countries

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/02/20

Tip: Must-read newsletters for freelance journalists

Make sure you are getting all the relevant opportunities and advice straight to your email inbox

Posted by Daniel Green on 18/02/20

Tip: Seven smartphone apps for photo editing

Make your mobile journalism picture-perfect with these editing tools

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/02/20

Tip: How to break into music journalism

Is writing about the latest music for NME your dream job? If so, here is how to you make your first steps into this competitive industry

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/02/20

Tip: Make your membership launch a success

Twelve crucial questions to consider before asking your readers to sign up

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/02/20

Tip: All you need to know about NCTJ (and other journalism qualifications)

The qualification is valued in local and regional press, but is it a necessity to get scoops?

Posted by Melissa Spence on 10/02/20

Tip: How to become a data journalist

What skills do you need to be trawling through public datasets in pursuit of a story for a living?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/02/20

Tip: Verifying user-generated content during a breaking news event

The New York Times senior story producer reveals how his team checked the social media footage of the shoot-down of a passenger plane by Iran and debunked the official story

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/02/20

Tip: How to include audio in your mobile screen recording

Follow these tips to to set up screen recording on your iPhone and capture audio or voiceover at the same time - perfect for smartphone tutorials

Posted by Daniel Green on 05/02/20

Tip: Making collaborative journalism a success

Teamwork can make the dream work - but only if you have good project management

Posted by Daniel Green on 04/02/20

Tip: How to introduce reporters to mobile journalism

Download these apps and learn techniques for reporting with only your smartphone

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/02/20

Tip: How to (and how not to) ask for funding

Crowdfunding for your next project or seeking an investment? Here are some rules to follow to give you the best chance of success

Posted by Daniel Green on 30/01/20

Tip: How to get verified on Facebook and Instagram

The verified tick is a sought-after symbol of prestige. So how do you get one on your account?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/01/20

Tip: Discover stories with real impact

Journalists need to look beyond Twitter and Google Trends to uncover stories with the power to change laws and society

Posted by Daniel Green on 23/01/20

Tip: How to spot and avoid burnout

Taking time to switch off from work, reaching out to colleagues for support and making healthier life choices can help offset chronic stress

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/01/20

Tip: How to make it easier for readers to subscribe

Facebook Journalism Project provide a step-by-step guide to gaining subscribers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/01/20

Tip: A fact-checker's guide to spotting manipulated video

At a time when false information presents itself in different ways, The Washington Post explains what journalists must look out for and how to take action

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/01/20

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

Smartphones allow journalists to report from a crowd because they are 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

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