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Tip: Five steps to writing solutions journalism

What are the ingredients to reporting about solutions? Latest studies by The University of Texas at Austin guide the way

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/08/19

Tip: Invest in your 'mojo' kit

Improve your skills as a mobile journalist by building up your range of accessories

Posted by Daniel Green on 21/08/19

Tip: Get your podcast off the ground

Three podcasters offer their best advice for picking the right tools for the job

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/08/19

Tip: Eight tools for detecting false news

Bookmark these resources for verifying anything from the validity of political claims to fake bots on Twitter

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 19/08/19

Tip: Spot fake news on Facebook

Here are some pointers to prevent yourself from spreading misinformation on the social media platform

Posted by Daniel Green on 15/08/19

Tip: Content ideas for your next podcast

From 'how to' podcasting to humour, there are many different angles you can take when taking to the airwaves

Posted by Daniel Green on 14/08/19

How to land your next job in local news

Recruiters at Reach Plc and Liverpool Echo say understanding company values and key beats are just a few ways to impress regional employers

Posted by Daniel Green on 14/08/19

Tip: Perfecting your freelance pitch

The features editor at the Guardian US advises on how to make your pitch stand out from the crowd

Posted by Daniel Green on 13/08/19

Tip: How to re-engage ‘zombie’ subscribers

Some readers become paying subscribers but never read the content they’ve paid for. Here is how to bring them back to life

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/08/19

Tip: How to collaborate with remote teams

When you are working with partners from around the world, day-to-day tasks can be much harder - use these tools to overcome those challenges

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/08/19

Tip: How to cure health misinformation epidemic

From vaccine hoaxes to bogus cures for everything, here is how to debunk false health news

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/08/19

Tip: Six tips for searching news stories on social media

Amid the noise of social media, here is how to find the needle in the haystack

Posted by Daniel Green on 07/08/19

Tip: How to avoid spreading fake news about mass shootings

Following the tragic mass shootings in the US last week, three news organisations share their tips on avoiding misinformation during terror attacks

Posted by Daniel Green on 06/08/19

Tip: Five powerful tools to fight misinformation online

Use these handy websites and plugins to identify doctored images

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 05/08/19

Tip: Discover your journalistic breakthrough

Seventeen veteran journalists reveal their biggest learning curves to help rookie reporters find their feet in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/08/19

Tip: How to report on gender identity

Here is what journalists must bear in mind when covering stories about the transgender and non-binary community

Posted by Daniel Green on 31/07/19

Tip: How journalists can use Twitter advanced search

Follow these four steps to find specific information on the social platform without endless scrolling

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/07/19

Tip: Master your sponsored content strategy

Native advertising is often essential for newsrooms' cashflow - here is how to overcome the most common editorial challenges

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 29/07/19

Tip: Nine tools for verifying online images

These apps and plugins can help you determine whether a picture or video is true or false

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/07/19

Tip: How to report on the far-right

With a rise in far-right parties and movements across the world, here are some best approaches to covering extremist views

Posted by Daniel Green on 24/07/19

Tip: Find an everyday angle to crisis reporting

Documenting the day-to-day is just as important to photojournalism projects on overseas crises - here is how to get started

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/07/19

Tip: Rethink your newsletter metrics

Use these six alternatives to open rates to assess how effective your email strategy is

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/07/19

Tip: Get your podcast off the ground

Thinking about launching a new podcast? Here are some strategies to build hype and a community of listeners

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/07/19

Tip: Use this contract advice for freelance journalists

Watch out for these potential pitfalls when taking on your next commission

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/07/19

Tip: Convert your readers into subscribers

Use these five best practices to encourage your audience to pay for content

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/07/19

Tip: How to measure audience loyalty and improve retention rates

Chasing traffic will do nothing to enhance the quality of your editorial or win over new subscribers. Learn how to understand reader loyalty to boost your media brand

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 15/07/19

Mentoring a journalism student? Here is what they need from you

As students are preparing for life after university, your experience can help them better grasp the media industry and impress prospective employers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 15/07/19

Tip: Five ways to spot fake pictures

Train your eye to recognise whether an image has been doctored to mislead you

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/07/19

Tip: Innovate through interdisciplinary collaboration

Follow these ten steps to optimise teamwork between all parts of the newsroom

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/07/19

Tip: Pick the right plot for your investigation

Use one of these seven narratives to tell a compelling investigative story

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/07/19

Tip: Become an expert note taker

When opting for pen and paper, use this advice to get the best and most accurate quotes from your interviewee

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 02/07/19

Tip: Devise the perfect journalism portfolio

Learn how to sweep your future employer off their feet and show off your best picks

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 28/06/19

Tip: Freedom of Information requests 101

Everybody has access to this public data, but knowing how to ask is a different story - here is how to find the statistics you need for your next article

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 27/06/19

So you want to be an automotive journalist?

To be reporting from F1 events and motor shows, you need to be both an adrenaline and news junkie - Auto Futures advises how to make the cut

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/06/19

Tip: Five must-follow career strategies for digital journalists

Advancements in digital media might make you worried about your job security, so here is how to stay one step ahead of the game

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 26/06/19

Five ways to beat the stress of freelance journalism

Get a healthy work-life balance in spite of looming deadlines and fear of dwindling income

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 26/06/19

Tip: Six ways to write for climate-sceptic audiences

Here is how to report on climate change - even for those who deny its existence

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 25/06/19

Tip: Make your podcasts sound better

Follow these expert tips on improving the audio quality of your podcast to make it stand out

Posted by Joshua Lamb on 24/06/19

Tip: Upgrade your pay grade

Put your conversational skills to good use to move up the career ladder and land a higher salary while you are at it

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/06/19

Tip: Stand out on YouTube

Racking up the views in such a saturated market can be difficult, so here are 12 steps to making your presence known

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/06/19

Tip: Tech guide to freelance journalism

Use these tools for everything from editing to monitoring your finances to make your freelancing life just a bit easier

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/06/19

Eight social media strategy tips to take into job interviews

Impress your potential employers by showing them how you would boost their social presence and stay on trend

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/06/19

Tip: Eight ways to use spreadsheets for data journalism

Use these handy tips to get the numbers right and have more time for focusing on your story

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/06/19

Tip: Make your stories more balanced

Use these seven free tools to overcome unconscious biases in day-to-day reporting

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/06/19

Tip: How to dig up information online

Learn how to scour social media with this tipsheet on finding personal information for your next investigation

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/06/19

Tip: Learn the latest social media language

#ICYMI: here are 101 acronyms to help stay on trend on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/06/19

Tip: Reinvent your social media strategy

Make the most out of platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by being deliberate when it comes to amplifying content and engaging with audiences

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/05/19

Tip: How to get journalists away from the newsroom

Here are five tips on how to afford to send reporters out in the field instead of being stuck at their news desk

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/05/19

Tip: Use these quick verification shortcuts

These easy-to-remember acronyms and go-to questions come in handy and save you time when assessing whether claims are true or false

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/05/19

Tip: Boost traffic to your website

Use these tried-and-tested free techniques to drive viewers to your blog or news site

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/05/19

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