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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: 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

Tip: Check out these recommendations before bringing podcasting into the classroom

What are the factors involved in teaching the art of audio storytelling?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/05/18

Tip: Bookmark these tools for collaborating on investigative projects

The Bureau Local has compiled a spreadsheet of more than 50 resources

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 10/04/18

Tip: How to make the most of editorial newsletters

Check out this advice for engaging with readers through the good old email inbox

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 03/04/18

Tip: Remember these recommendations for foreign correspondents

Here are some of the skills you should develop if you want to report overseas

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/03/18

Tip: Advice for journalists using Instagram Stories

Here's how you can use the Stories feature to tease and promote upcoming stories or summarise the news

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 23/03/18

Tip: Take note of this advice for collaborating on data journalism projects

Get to know people's technical and interpersonal skills before you start working together on a project

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/03/18

Tip: Bookmark these recommendations for creating 360-degree video

Anyone experimenting with this immersive technology should be a viewer first and a creator second

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 21/03/18

Tip: How to set up a productive dialogue in a podcast without a host

Give your interviewees some guidance on the questions but ensure you allow spontaneity too

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/03/18

Tip: Advice for setting up new products and projects in the newsroom

You've got a great idea, but how do you work with relevant people to see it through, and how do you get feedback from the organisation?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/03/18

Tip: Check out these data and interactive journalism resources from NICAR 2018

Missed out on this year's NICAR? Catch up on the coverage using these resources

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/03/18

Tip: Bookmark these ways to be diverse and inclusive in your reporting

The experts, stock images and language featured in your stories can have a significant impact on readers

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 12/03/18

Tip: How to get started with data journalism in a small newsroom

Build up skills through workshops or by collaborating with data journalists in other newsrooms

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 09/03/18

Tip: Check out this budgeting advice for freelance journalists

Use tools to track your spending and find free training to expand your skills

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 08/03/18

Tip: Remember these pointers for good photojournalism

Be clear with your subject about your intentions in order to 'show them respect and give them agency'

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 06/03/18

Tip: Learn from these insights into Quartz's newsletter strategy

Here's how the organisation measures engagement with their email products

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 28/02/18

Tip: Check out this advice for getting started with 360-degree video

Avoid motion sickness, anticipate the viewer's gaze and remember that regular transitions don't work

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 22/02/18

Tip: Remember these pointers for building communities using Facebook groups

Here's what your newsroom can learn from Vox's approach to using Facebook groups

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 21/02/18

Tip: Recommendations for working with inconsistent data

Parts of your data might be inconsistent, missing or have a problematic structure – here's how to deal with it

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 20/02/18

Tip: Advice for making events a part of your newsroom's engagement strategy

From live journalism to member-only gatherings, events can help news organisations get to know their audiences better

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 19/02/18

Tip: How to tell stories using small data sets

An impactful story can come from combining and analysing multiple smaller data sets, as opposed to focusing just on big data

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 16/02/18

Tip: Check out these apps to enhance your mobile storytelling

Investing in these apps can help you upgrade your filming and audio

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 15/02/18

Tip: Check out this guide for getting started with investigative data journalism

Here's how to start and structure a data journalism story

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 09/02/18

Tip: Bookmark this advice for pitching feature articles

Pay attention to how you structure your email pitch if you don't want it to go unnoticed

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 08/02/18

Tip: How journalists can find and visualise sports data

Sports data is often more granular, and subject to intense scrutiny from devoted fans

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 05/02/18

Tip: Use these tools to collect and showcase your work

Platforms such as Muck Rack and Contently can help you build and maintain your online portfolio

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 02/02/18

Tip: Use these tools to keep your sources and digital work safe

Encrypted apps, secure file storage and password managers can help reporters minimise the risk of a cyberattack

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 31/01/18

Tip: Remember these pointers for shooting with 360-degree cameras

Give your viewer enough time to look around, and set up your camera like it's a person

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 30/01/18

Tip: Check out this advice for improving your newsletter

Having a voice and mission can increase a newsletter's open rate and number of subscribers

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 29/01/18

Tip: Why journalists should use design methods in reporting

Using design not as a layout but as a way of thinking can help reporters map complex issues

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 26/01/18

Tip: How to keep your information safe from fake apps

Here's what you can do to make sure you don't get spied on by your latest download from the App Store

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 25/01/18

Tip: Remember these pointers before setting up a Facebook group

Make sure your audience gets the chance to interact with reporters, and share interesting stories produced by other organisations as well as your own

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/01/18

Tip: Advice for covering mental health

How to avoid stereotypes and building your story on unreliable sources

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 23/01/18

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